The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 15 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 58 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.80% - 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.94% - 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 0 3
Average daily rate £278 - £215
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 143 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.47% 68.75% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 50 93
Average daily rate £300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 11
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £13.11 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
North East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 39 (62.90%) Oracle
2 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
3 34 (54.84%) SC Cleared
3 34 (54.84%) SQL Server
4 32 (51.61%) .NET
5 29 (46.77%) Integration Testing
6 27 (43.55%) Java
7 26 (41.94%) RDBMS
7 26 (41.94%) Relational Database
8 22 (35.48%) Finance
9 21 (33.87%) Manufacturing
9 21 (33.87%) C#
10 20 (32.26%) VB.NET
11 16 (25.81%) UNIX
12 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
13 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (20.97%) SOA
15 12 (19.35%) Linux
15 12 (19.35%) CRM
15 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
15 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET
15 12 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
15 12 (19.35%) Degree
15 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (17.74%) Oracle Fusion
16 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (17.74%) WebSphere
16 11 (17.74%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
1 12 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (17.74%) WebSphere
3 10 (16.13%) Tuxedo
4 8 (12.90%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) VLAN
1 4 (6.45%) IPsec
1 4 (6.45%) LAN
1 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.45%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (41.94%) RDBMS
2 26 (41.94%) Relational Database
3 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Selenium
1 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
1 4 (6.45%) RSpec
1 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
1 4 (6.45%) StarTeam
1 4 (6.45%) JUnit
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.61%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 21 (33.87%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) SOA Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Specialist
9 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Coordinator
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 1 (1.61%) Tester
11 1 (1.61%) Administrator
11 1 (1.61%) Support Specialist
11 1 (1.61%) DBA
11 1 (1.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (51.61%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET
3 11 (17.74%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (17.74%) Middleware
4 2 (3.23%) Java SE
4 2 (3.23%) Java EE
4 2 (3.23%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) UNIX
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) Windows
4 8 (12.90%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.45%) Solaris
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) AIX
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Integration Testing
2 13 (20.97%) SOA
3 12 (19.35%) CRM
4 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
5 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
6 9 (14.52%) ITIL
7 7 (11.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (11.29%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (9.68%) OO
9 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.45%) TDD
10 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.84%) User Stories
11 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) C#
3 20 (32.26%) VB.NET
4 8 (12.90%) C
4 8 (12.90%) C++
4 8 (12.90%) COBOL
4 8 (12.90%) PL/1
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 4 (6.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (54.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.84%) ISEB
6 2 (3.23%) OCAJ
6 2 (3.23%) OCP
6 2 (3.23%) OCA
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (62.90%) Oracle
2 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.74%) TIBCO
4 8 (12.90%) Curam
5 4 (6.45%) Splunk
5 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 4 (6.45%) Borland
5 4 (6.45%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) Business Objects