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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 85 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 33 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.50% 4.74% 7.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 5.99% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 22
Median daily rate £324 £315 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £452 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +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
1134 568 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.97% 79.22% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 375 189
Median daily rate £323 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 29 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.69 £16.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -48 32 £323 +2.38% 4
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.33%) Java
2 26 (31.33%) Automated Testing
2 26 (31.33%) Relational Database
3 25 (30.12%) Web Services
4 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
4 24 (28.92%) Test Strategy
5 20 (24.10%) Oracle
5 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
6 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
7 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
7 18 (21.69%) SDLC
8 17 (20.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (20.48%) Regression Testing
8 17 (20.48%) Knowledge Management
9 15 (18.07%) Degree
9 15 (18.07%) Finance
9 15 (18.07%) Visual Studio
9 15 (18.07%) QA
10 14 (16.87%) Integration Testing
10 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.87%) HP UFT
11 13 (15.66%) HTML
11 13 (15.66%) TDD
11 13 (15.66%) Risk Analysis
12 12 (14.46%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
12 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (14.46%) Software Testing
12 12 (14.46%) C#

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 (7.23%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.41%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.33%) Relational Database
2 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.87%) HP UFT
3 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.05%) GitLab
4 9 (10.84%) LoadRunner
5 8 (9.64%) Facilita Forecast
5 8 (9.64%) Protractor
6 5 (6.02%) gulp
7 4 (4.82%) webpack
8 2 (2.41%) CA Gen
8 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.41%) Selenium
9 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.20%) JMeter
9 1 (1.20%) JUnit
9 1 (1.20%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.20%) RSpec
9 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.20%) StarTeam
9 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Law
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (42.17%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
4 12 (14.46%) Tester
5 11 (13.25%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Angular Developer
8 3 (3.61%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) Web Services
2 13 (15.66%) HTML
3 12 (14.46%) .NET
4 11 (13.25%) CSS
5 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
5 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
5 10 (12.05%) EJS
5 10 (12.05%) Express
5 10 (12.05%) Node.js
6 9 (10.84%) ADO.NET
6 9 (10.84%) XML
7 8 (9.64%) Java EE
7 8 (9.64%) Java EE 5
7 8 (9.64%) Java SE
8 3 (3.61%) ActiveX
8 3 (3.61%) JSON
8 3 (3.61%) REST
8 3 (3.61%) RESTful
9 1 (1.20%) Middleware
9 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.64%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (8.43%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) CESG
6 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Unix
2 9 (10.84%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) VME
4 2 (2.41%) zOS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.33%) Automated Testing
3 24 (28.92%) Test Strategy
4 18 (21.69%) SDLC
4 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.48%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (20.48%) Regression Testing
6 14 (16.87%) Integration Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Risk Analysis
7 13 (15.66%) TDD
8 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
8 12 (14.46%) Software Testing
9 10 (12.05%) Asynchronous Programming
9 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
9 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
10 9 (10.84%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (10.84%) Open Source
10 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Java
2 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.46%) C#
4 10 (12.05%) VB
5 8 (9.64%) SQL
6 7 (8.43%) Python
7 4 (4.82%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 3 (3.61%) COBOL
9 2 (2.41%) C
9 2 (2.41%) JCL
9 2 (2.41%) Perl
9 2 (2.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 15 (18.07%) Degree
4 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.25%) ISTQB
6 10 (12.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (12.05%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (9.64%) OCA
7 8 (9.64%) OCAJ
7 8 (9.64%) OCP
8 6 (7.23%) ISEB
9 3 (3.61%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.61%) WCAG
3 2 (2.41%) WAI
4 1 (1.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (9.64%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) HP
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.61%) ICL
5 2 (2.41%) CA
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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