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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 48 17
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -31
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.53% 2.50% 7.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.23% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 26
Median daily rate £320 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £280 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £500 £400
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 £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
1239 496 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.07% 77.62% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 328 210
Median daily rate £320 £399 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 35 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% -50.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £11.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -40 34 £320 -3.75% 3
Gateshead - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.66%) Relational Database
3 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
3 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
4 24 (31.17%) Web Services
5 23 (29.87%) Java
5 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
6 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
7 20 (25.97%) Oracle
8 18 (23.38%) Visual Studio
8 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
8 18 (23.38%) SDLC
9 17 (22.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (20.78%) Knowledge Management
10 16 (20.78%) Regression Testing
11 15 (19.48%) Finance
11 15 (19.48%) C#
11 15 (19.48%) .NET
11 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
12 14 (18.18%) QA
12 14 (18.18%) Integration Testing
12 14 (18.18%) HP UFT
12 14 (18.18%) Degree
13 13 (16.88%) TDD
13 13 (16.88%) HTML
13 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
14 12 (15.58%) XML
14 12 (15.58%) ADO.NET
14 12 (15.58%) Risk Analysis

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 (7.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.66%) Relational Database
2 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 8 (10.39%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
4 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.79%) GitLab
5 5 (6.49%) gulp
6 4 (5.19%) Protractor
7 2 (2.60%) CA Gen
7 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.60%) Selenium
8 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) JIRA
8 1 (1.30%) JUnit
8 1 (1.30%) RSpec
8 1 (1.30%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.90%) Law
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (44.16%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Tester
4 10 (12.99%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) CRM Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Architect
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) Web Services
2 15 (19.48%) .NET
3 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.88%) HTML
4 12 (15.58%) ADO.NET
4 12 (15.58%) XML
5 8 (10.39%) Java EE
5 8 (10.39%) Java EE 5
5 8 (10.39%) Java SE
6 7 (9.09%) CSS
7 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.79%) EJS
7 6 (7.79%) Express
7 6 (7.79%) Node.js
8 3 (3.90%) ActiveX
8 3 (3.90%) JSON
8 3 (3.90%) REST
8 3 (3.90%) RESTful
9 1 (1.30%) Middleware
9 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 7 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Unix
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) VME
4 2 (2.60%) zOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
3 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
5 18 (23.38%) SDLC
6 16 (20.78%) Knowledge Management
6 16 (20.78%) Regression Testing
7 14 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 13 (16.88%) TDD
9 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.58%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 10 (12.99%) CRM
12 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
12 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
13 8 (10.39%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.39%) BDD
13 8 (10.39%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Java
2 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.48%) C#
4 10 (12.99%) VB
5 8 (10.39%) SQL
6 7 (9.09%) Python
7 4 (5.19%) C++
7 4 (5.19%) Ruby
8 3 (3.90%) COBOL
9 2 (2.60%) C
9 2 (2.60%) JCL
9 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 2 (2.60%) Scala
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) Degree
5 11 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 10 (12.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (12.99%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (10.39%) OCA
7 8 (10.39%) OCAJ
7 8 (10.39%) OCP
8 6 (7.79%) ISEB
9 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.90%) WCAG
3 2 (2.60%) WAI
4 1 (1.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Docker
1 1 (1.30%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) HP
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) ICL
5 2 (2.60%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.30%) TIBCO