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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 58 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.66% 10.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 13.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 51 0
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£349 £278 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +16.53%
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
399 425 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 73.75% 79.14% 67.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 283 50
Average daily rate £358 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.36% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 12
Average hourly rate £12.68 £19.75 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.81% +4.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -26 9 £349 +25.78% 3
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (45.45%) Finance
1 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
1 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) RDBMS
3 7 (31.82%) HP
3 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
3 7 (31.82%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
4 6 (27.27%) Private Cloud
4 6 (27.27%) JPA
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) J2EE
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) JBoss
4 6 (27.27%) SOAP
5 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (22.73%) VME
5 5 (22.73%) QA
5 5 (22.73%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (27.27%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
1 7 (31.82%) RDBMS
1 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) J2EE
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
1 6 (27.27%) JPA
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Java SE
2 3 (13.64%) Java EE
2 3 (13.64%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Private Cloud
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) VME
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
1 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) COBOL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (13.64%) OCP
4 3 (13.64%) OCA
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (13.64%) OCAJ
4 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) ICL
3 2 (9.09%) EnterpriseDB
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