The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 45 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.37% 0.51% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 0.79% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
259 254 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 70.77% 65.13% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 165 134
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 13
Average hourly rate £16.34 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.58% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £10.13 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +10 4 £288 -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) TestDirector
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) VB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) TestDirector
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle