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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 42 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.78% 2.05% 9.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 2.80% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 25
Average daily rate £350 £422 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +62.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £304 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
633 286 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.07% 73.15% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 188 140
Average daily rate £410 £422 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +42.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £34.30 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 42 £350 -17.03% 3
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.39%) SQL Server
3 38 (41.30%) Oracle
4 35 (38.04%) Web Services
5 33 (35.87%) Finance
6 29 (31.52%) Relational Database
7 26 (28.26%) Java
8 25 (27.17%) Security Cleared
9 24 (26.09%) Test Automation
10 23 (25.00%) SDLC
11 19 (20.65%) Integration Testing
11 19 (20.65%) Degree
11 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
12 18 (19.57%) Manufacturing
12 18 (19.57%) RDBMS
12 18 (19.57%) CRM
12 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
12 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
13 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
13 17 (18.48%) C#
14 16 (17.39%) SQL
14 16 (17.39%) Scrum
15 15 (16.30%) OCP
15 15 (16.30%) OCA
15 15 (16.30%) Oracle Certification
15 15 (16.30%) Mobile App
15 15 (16.30%) Java EE 5
15 15 (16.30%) OCAJ
15 15 (16.30%) Java SE
15 15 (16.30%) Java EE

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
1 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (42.39%) SQL Server
2 29 (31.52%) Relational Database
3 18 (19.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.96%) ERwin
3 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
3 9 (9.78%) Selenium
4 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.52%) HP UFT
5 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.52%) JUnit
5 6 (6.52%) RSpec
6 5 (5.43%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.35%) JMeter
7 4 (4.35%) LoadUI
8 3 (3.26%) JIRA
8 3 (3.26%) StarTeam
8 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.09%) CA Gen
9 1 (1.09%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.09%) WinRunner
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 18 (19.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Games
4 3 (3.26%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.26%) Law
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) Analyst
3 18 (19.57%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Tester
6 10 (10.87%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) CRM Developer
8 8 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Consultant
9 7 (7.61%) Oracle Consultant
9 7 (7.61%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.43%) CRM Consultant
11 5 (5.43%) ETL Tester
11 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (5.43%) Oracle CRM Consultant
11 5 (5.43%) Test Leader
12 4 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.04%) Web Services
2 15 (16.30%) Java EE
2 15 (16.30%) Java EE 5
2 15 (16.30%) Java SE
3 12 (13.04%) XML
4 11 (11.96%) .NET
4 11 (11.96%) ADO.NET
4 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.43%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Unix
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) zOS
4 1 (1.09%) AIX
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 23 (25.00%) SDLC
4 19 (20.65%) Integration Testing
5 18 (19.57%) CRM
5 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
6 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
7 16 (17.39%) Scrum
8 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
9 13 (14.13%) ETL
9 13 (14.13%) Software Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 11 (11.96%) Automation Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Defect Tracking
11 11 (11.96%) Project Management
11 11 (11.96%) TDD
12 7 (7.61%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.61%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.61%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (7.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) Java
2 17 (18.48%) C#
3 16 (17.39%) SQL
4 14 (15.22%) C++
5 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
6 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 10 (10.87%) T-SQL
8 9 (9.78%) Python
9 6 (6.52%) Ruby
9 6 (6.52%) Scala
10 3 (3.26%) COBOL
10 3 (3.26%) JCL
11 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.65%) Degree
3 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (16.30%) OCA
4 15 (16.30%) OCAJ
4 15 (16.30%) OCP
4 15 (16.30%) Oracle Certification
5 11 (11.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.26%) ISEB
7 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.17%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) MCITP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSA
9 1 (1.09%) MCSE
9 1 (1.09%) MCTS
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.43%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Oracle
2 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.87%) Informatica
4 6 (6.52%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
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Leighton Group
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