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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 30 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 0 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.09% - 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% - 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 19
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£360 - £241
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 - £321
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 £23.31 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -35.33%
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
409 136 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.35% 72.73% 66.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 69 106
Average daily rate £363 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 13
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 31 £360 - 4
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 31 (52.54%) Automated Testing
2 29 (49.15%) QA
3 27 (45.76%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (40.68%) Software Testing
5 22 (37.29%) Problem Management
6 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (33.90%) Security Cleared
8 19 (32.20%) Regression Testing
9 18 (30.51%) LoadRunner
9 18 (30.51%) Configuration Management
9 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
9 18 (30.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (28.81%) Test Strategy
10 17 (28.81%) Performance Testing
10 17 (28.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (23.73%) Automation Testing
11 14 (23.73%) Facilita Forecast
12 12 (20.34%) Knowledge Management
13 10 (16.95%) Selenium
13 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
13 10 (16.95%) TDD
13 10 (16.95%) Ruby
13 10 (16.95%) ISEB
13 10 (16.95%) Java
13 10 (16.95%) JUnit
13 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
13 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
13 10 (16.95%) RSpec
13 10 (16.95%) WebDriver
13 10 (16.95%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) LoadRunner
2 17 (28.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (23.73%) Facilita Forecast
4 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
4 10 (16.95%) JUnit
4 10 (16.95%) Selenium
4 10 (16.95%) RSpec
4 10 (16.95%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.69%) CaliberRM
General
1 6 (10.17%) Games
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Test Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Performance Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Performance Test Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Test Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Programmer
9 2 (3.39%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Test Automation Specialist
10 1 (1.69%) Agile Tester
10 1 (1.69%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
1 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
1 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Automated Testing
2 24 (40.68%) Software Testing
3 22 (37.29%) Problem Management
4 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (32.20%) Regression Testing
6 18 (30.51%) Configuration Management
7 17 (28.81%) Performance Testing
7 17 (28.81%) Test Strategy
8 14 (23.73%) Automation Testing
9 12 (20.34%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
10 10 (16.95%) TDD
11 9 (15.25%) Web Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
13 5 (8.47%) CRM
13 5 (8.47%) User Stories
14 3 (5.08%) Scrum
14 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
15 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (3.39%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) Java
1 10 (16.95%) Ruby
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.78%) Python
4 4 (6.78%) Scala
5 3 (5.08%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.95%) ISEB
4 5 (8.47%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (49.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (45.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) HP
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Curam