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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 42 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 69 60 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.72% 7.08% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 8.33% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 26
Median daily rate £450 £339 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.71% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%
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
1025 720 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.99% 85.01% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 507 304
Median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 24
Median hourly rate £32.66 £25.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.05% +16.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -16 68 £450 +28.57% 5
South Shields - 1 £410 -
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (43.81%) Git (software)
3 43 (40.95%) CSS
4 42 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 42 (40.00%) Node.js
4 42 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 41 (39.05%) Express
5 41 (39.05%) GitLab
5 41 (39.05%) EJS
5 41 (39.05%) Asynchronous Programming
6 40 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (38.10%) TDD
7 39 (37.14%) Protractor
8 36 (34.29%) Software Engineering
9 35 (33.33%) MVC
9 35 (33.33%) webpack
9 35 (33.33%) Microservices
9 35 (33.33%) Functional Programming
10 33 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (31.43%) Data Management
11 32 (30.48%) Web Services
12 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
12 26 (24.76%) BDD
13 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
14 24 (22.86%) QA
15 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
15 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
16 17 (16.19%) Test Strategy
16 17 (16.19%) Java
16 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing

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 3 (2.86%) SAS
1 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.90%) Confluence
2 2 (1.90%) OpenROAD
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.95%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (43.81%) Git (software)
2 41 (39.05%) GitLab
3 39 (37.14%) Protractor
4 35 (33.33%) webpack
5 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.38%) Selenium
6 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
7 10 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.67%) HP UFT
9 7 (6.67%) JUnit
9 7 (6.67%) RSpec
10 5 (4.76%) gulp
10 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.81%) Facilita Forecast
11 4 (3.81%) Hudson
11 4 (3.81%) Jasmine
11 4 (3.81%) Subversion
12 2 (1.90%) JIRA
13 1 (0.95%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Games
3 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.86%) Electronics
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 49 (46.67%) Developer
2 27 (25.71%) JavaScript Developer
3 20 (19.05%) Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Tester
5 10 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.71%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.71%) Quality Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.95%) CSS
2 42 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 42 (40.00%) Node.js
3 41 (39.05%) EJS
3 41 (39.05%) Express
4 32 (30.48%) Web Services
5 14 (13.33%) JSON
6 12 (11.43%) XML
7 11 (10.48%) HTML
8 8 (7.62%) .NET
8 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET
8 8 (7.62%) RESTful
9 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.81%) REST
10 3 (2.86%) ActiveX
11 2 (1.90%) Ajax
11 2 (1.90%) Django
11 2 (1.90%) HTML5
11 2 (1.90%) SOAP
11 2 (1.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (3.81%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.81%) User Experience
4 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) RIA
5 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Unix
2 6 (5.71%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) VME
4 1 (0.95%) AIX
4 1 (0.95%) Solaris
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.05%) Asynchronous Programming
3 40 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (38.10%) TDD
4 36 (34.29%) Software Engineering
5 35 (33.33%) Functional Programming
5 35 (33.33%) Microservices
5 35 (33.33%) MVC
6 33 (31.43%) Data Management
7 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
7 26 (24.76%) BDD
8 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing
9 17 (16.19%) Test Strategy
10 14 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 13 (12.38%) Mentoring
11 13 (12.38%) User Stories
12 12 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (10.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (16.19%) Java
3 9 (8.57%) Scala
4 7 (6.67%) SQL
4 7 (6.67%) VB
5 5 (4.76%) C#
6 3 (2.86%) Python
6 3 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (10.48%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.67%) Degree
6 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.76%) ISEB
8 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.95%) MCITP
9 1 (0.95%) MCSA
9 1 (0.95%) MCSE
9 1 (0.95%) MCTS
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.86%) QA
2 8 (7.62%) WCAG
3 4 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.95%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
1 2 (1.90%) LXC
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.95%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) HP
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) ICL
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix
5 1 (0.95%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.95%) Veritas
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