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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 58 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 41 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.62% 5.99% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 6.90% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 4
Median daily rate £300 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £441 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +20.00%

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
650 594 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.53% 86.72% 74.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 391 192
Median daily rate £390 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £13.84 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.95% -36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.14 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -20 26 £300 -14.28% 1
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (58.82%) TDD
3 40 (47.06%) Automation Testing
4 39 (45.88%) Automated Testing
5 36 (42.35%) Test Automation
6 35 (41.18%) Selenium
7 34 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 32 (37.65%) WebDriver
8 32 (37.65%) Cucumber
9 31 (36.47%) Scala
10 29 (34.12%) Web Testing
10 29 (34.12%) JUnit
10 29 (34.12%) RSpec
10 29 (34.12%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
12 21 (24.71%) CSS
13 20 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (23.53%) JSON
13 20 (23.53%) QA
13 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
13 20 (23.53%) BDD
13 20 (23.53%) Node.js
13 20 (23.53%) User Stories
13 20 (23.53%) AngularJS
13 20 (23.53%) Protractor
14 19 (22.35%) EJS
14 19 (22.35%) Asynchronous Programming
14 19 (22.35%) Express
14 19 (22.35%) Functional Programming
14 19 (22.35%) Microservices

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 (7.06%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (41.18%) Selenium
2 34 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 32 (37.65%) Cucumber
3 32 (37.65%) WebDriver
4 29 (34.12%) JUnit
4 29 (34.12%) RSpec
5 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
6 20 (23.53%) Protractor
7 19 (22.35%) GitLab
7 19 (22.35%) webpack
8 9 (10.59%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.53%) Hudson
9 3 (3.53%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.35%) JIRA
10 2 (2.35%) Subversion
11 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.18%) StarTeam
General
1 18 (21.18%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) Test Engineer
3 20 (23.53%) Tester
4 17 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (18.82%) QA Engineer
5 16 (18.82%) QA Test Engineer
6 15 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
7 13 (15.29%) Analyst
7 13 (15.29%) Automation Tester
7 13 (15.29%) Test Analyst
8 10 (11.76%) Agile Tester
8 10 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 10 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
9 8 (9.41%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (8.24%) .NET Developer
10 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
11 6 (7.06%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (7.06%) Telephony Analyst
11 6 (7.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) CSS
2 20 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 20 (23.53%) JSON
2 20 (23.53%) Node.js
3 19 (22.35%) EJS
3 19 (22.35%) Express
4 14 (16.47%) Web Services
5 10 (11.76%) Gherkin
5 10 (11.76%) XML
6 8 (9.41%) .NET
7 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.71%) RESTful
9 2 (2.35%) Ajax
9 2 (2.35%) CSS3
9 2 (2.35%) Django
9 2 (2.35%) HTML
9 2 (2.35%) HTML5
9 2 (2.35%) REST
9 2 (2.35%) SOAP
9 2 (2.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) IVR
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) AIX
2 1 (1.18%) Solaris
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (58.82%) TDD
3 40 (47.06%) Automation Testing
4 39 (45.88%) Automated Testing
5 36 (42.35%) Test Automation
6 29 (34.12%) Defect Tracking
6 29 (34.12%) Web Testing
7 20 (23.53%) BDD
7 20 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (23.53%) User Stories
8 19 (22.35%) Asynchronous Programming
8 19 (22.35%) Functional Programming
8 19 (22.35%) Microservices
8 19 (22.35%) MVC
9 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
10 16 (18.82%) Data Management
11 13 (15.29%) Unit Testing
12 12 (14.12%) Scrum
13 9 (10.59%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) Scala
2 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.18%) Java
4 16 (18.82%) Python
4 16 (18.82%) Ruby
5 15 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (2.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (7.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
7 1 (1.18%) MCITP
7 1 (1.18%) MCSA
7 1 (1.18%) MCSE
7 1 (1.18%) MCTS
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.53%) QA
2 19 (22.35%) WCAG
3 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.18%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
1 2 (2.35%) LXC
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) HP
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Citrix
4 1 (1.18%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.18%) Veritas