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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 42 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.25% 11.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 14.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 35 0
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£342 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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
282 290 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 70.32% 78.59% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 190 44
Average daily rate £375 £266 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 10
Average hourly rate £17.66 £25.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.74% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -21 5 £342 +30.11%
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 14 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 13 (46.43%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
3 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 10 (35.71%) QA
3 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
4 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
5 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) JPA
6 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) J2EE
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) SOAP
6 7 (25.00%) Linux
6 7 (25.00%) JBoss
6 7 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 7 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (21.43%) ISEB
7 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (25.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Java Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) J2EE
1 7 (25.00%) SOAP
1 7 (25.00%) JPA
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Java SE
2 2 (7.14%) Java EE
2 2 (7.14%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 14 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
3 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (14.29%) System Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Keyword-Driven Testing
10 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) COBOL
3 3 (10.71%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) OCAJ
6 2 (7.14%) OCP
6 2 (7.14%) OCA
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) EnterpriseDB