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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.94% 6.88% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 9.15% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 1
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£311 £363 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.13% +30.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.07%
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
577 284 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 79.15% 75.13% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 202 71
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 34 £311 -14.13% 1
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 18 (39.13%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
4 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 11 (23.91%) QA
6 10 (21.74%) HP
6 10 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
7 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (19.57%) C#
7 9 (19.57%) Selenium
7 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
7 9 (19.57%) General Ledger
7 9 (19.57%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) Ruby
8 8 (17.39%) Web Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (17.39%) TDD
8 8 (17.39%) JUnit
8 8 (17.39%) Python
8 8 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (17.39%) Project Management
8 8 (17.39%) Oracle Assets

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (2.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
1 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
1 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
1 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.39%) RSpec
2 8 (17.39%) JUnit
3 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.35%) JMeter
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (4.35%) LoadUI
5 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) General Ledger
3 7 (15.22%) Billing
4 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
5 4 (8.70%) Games
6 1 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
1 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
1 10 (21.74%) Test Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) E-Business Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Business Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Testing Manager
8 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ERP Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) Java SE
2 4 (8.70%) Java EE
2 4 (8.70%) Java EE 5
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) JPA
4 1 (2.17%) Itk
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XSL
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
4 1 (2.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) VME
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
4 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 10 (21.74%) Automation Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Web Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (17.39%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) Project Management
8 7 (15.22%) Cash Management
8 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) System Testing
10 4 (8.70%) CRM
10 4 (8.70%) Scrum
10 4 (8.70%) SDLC
10 4 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) Ruby
3 8 (17.39%) Scala
4 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) COBOL
6 2 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) JCL
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.70%) OCP
4 4 (8.70%) OCA
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (8.70%) OCAJ
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) HP
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) ICL
5 1 (2.17%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (2.17%) Tableau
5 1 (2.17%) Siemens
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM