The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.31% 5.48% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 6.62% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 18
Median daily rate £372 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.35% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £279 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £468 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%
Test Scripting
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
922 604 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.59% 82.74% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 399 349
Median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 12
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +19.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £16.43 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 46 £388 +10.71% 1
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 70 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.00%) TDD
3 40 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 37 (37.00%) CSS
5 36 (36.00%) JavaScript
5 36 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (36.00%) Node.js
5 36 (36.00%) AngularJS
5 36 (36.00%) Protractor
6 35 (35.00%) EJS
6 35 (35.00%) Functional Programming
6 35 (35.00%) Microservices
6 35 (35.00%) GitLab
6 35 (35.00%) webpack
6 35 (35.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 35 (35.00%) Express
6 35 (35.00%) MVC
7 32 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 32 (32.00%) Automation Testing
8 30 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 30 (30.00%) Automated Testing
9 29 (29.00%) Data Management
10 28 (28.00%) Web Services
10 28 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (27.00%) Security Cleared
12 24 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 24 (24.00%) QA
12 24 (24.00%) Selenium
13 23 (23.00%) User Stories
14 22 (22.00%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.00%) SAS
2 2 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 36 (36.00%) Protractor
3 35 (35.00%) GitLab
3 35 (35.00%) webpack
4 24 (24.00%) Jenkins
4 24 (24.00%) Selenium
5 22 (22.00%) Cucumber
6 21 (21.00%) WebDriver
7 17 (17.00%) JUnit
7 17 (17.00%) RSpec
8 10 (10.00%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.00%) Hudson
9 5 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.00%) Subversion
11 2 (2.00%) JIRA
12 1 (1.00%) JMeter
12 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.00%) LoadUI
12 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.00%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (17.00%) Games
2 6 (6.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
3 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (40.00%) Developer
2 24 (24.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 19 (19.00%) Test Engineer
4 17 (17.00%) Analyst
5 14 (14.00%) QA Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Quality Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Tester
6 10 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Business Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Senior Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
9 7 (7.00%) .NET Developer
9 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (6.00%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.00%) CSS
2 36 (36.00%) AngularJS
2 36 (36.00%) Node.js
3 35 (35.00%) EJS
3 35 (35.00%) Express
4 28 (28.00%) Web Services
5 22 (22.00%) JSON
6 12 (12.00%) XML
7 7 (7.00%) .NET
7 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.00%) RESTful
8 3 (3.00%) REST
9 2 (2.00%) Ajax
9 2 (2.00%) CSS3
9 2 (2.00%) Django
9 2 (2.00%) HTML
9 2 (2.00%) HTML5
9 2 (2.00%) SOAP
9 2 (2.00%) Spring
10 1 (1.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.00%) User Experience
3 1 (1.00%) Clustering
3 1 (1.00%) NHS
3 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) AIX
3 1 (1.00%) Solaris
3 1 (1.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.00%) TDD
3 36 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (35.00%) Asynchronous Programming
4 35 (35.00%) Functional Programming
4 35 (35.00%) Microservices
4 35 (35.00%) MVC
5 32 (32.00%) Automation Testing
5 32 (32.00%) Software Engineering
6 30 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 30 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 29 (29.00%) Data Management
8 23 (23.00%) User Stories
9 21 (21.00%) BDD
10 18 (18.00%) Defect Tracking
11 17 (17.00%) Web Testing
12 16 (16.00%) Test Strategy
13 14 (14.00%) Scrum
14 13 (13.00%) Unit Testing
15 12 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (19.00%) Scala
3 16 (16.00%) Java
4 5 (5.00%) Python
4 5 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (3.00%) C#
5 3 (3.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (27.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.00%) Degree
5 3 (3.00%) ISEB
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.00%) MCSA
6 1 (1.00%) MCSE
6 1 (1.00%) MCTS
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.00%) QA
2 18 (18.00%) WCAG
3 3 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.00%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Docker
1 2 (2.00%) LXC
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) HP
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) Citrix
5 1 (1.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.00%) Veritas