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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.63% 5.79% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 7.76% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 1
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£358 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +26.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +20.58%
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
462 361 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 75.99% 74.59% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 244 56
Average daily rate £395 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £34.75 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.11% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £33.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 15 £349 -0.27% 1
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
2 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) VME
4 7 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) COBOL
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Java SE
7 4 (19.05%) Java EE
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Java EE 5
7 4 (19.05%) ICL
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) OCAJ
7 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
7 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) OCP
7 4 (19.05%) OCA

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (9.52%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Testing Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Java Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) ERP Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Java SE
1 4 (19.05%) Java EE
1 4 (19.05%) Java EE 5
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) JPA
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) VME
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
2 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) COBOL
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) OCAJ
2 4 (19.05%) OCP
2 4 (19.05%) OCA
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) ICL
4 2 (9.52%) EnterpriseDB