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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 60 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-35 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.92% 6.83% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.70% 8.32% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 21
Median daily rate £314 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £565 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
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
914 649 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 83.24% 82.05% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 431 234
Median daily rate £325 £430 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £19.75 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.77% +5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.35 £16.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.55 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -31 43 £314 -12.84% 4
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
2 23 (29.87%) Automated Testing
2 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
3 22 (28.57%) CSS
4 21 (27.27%) Java
4 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (27.27%) Node.js
4 21 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 21 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 21 (27.27%) Express
4 21 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (27.27%) GitLab
4 21 (27.27%) EJS
4 21 (27.27%) Asynchronous Programming
5 19 (24.68%) Protractor
5 19 (24.68%) Web Services
6 18 (23.38%) TDD
6 18 (23.38%) QA
6 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
7 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
8 16 (20.78%) Data Management
9 15 (19.48%) Regression Testing
9 15 (19.48%) MVC
9 15 (19.48%) webpack
9 15 (19.48%) Microservices
9 15 (19.48%) Functional Programming
10 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
11 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
12 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance

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 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
2 21 (27.27%) GitLab
3 19 (24.68%) Protractor
4 15 (19.48%) webpack
5 10 (12.99%) HP UFT
5 10 (12.99%) Visual Studio
6 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
7 7 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
8 5 (6.49%) gulp
8 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.49%) Selenium
9 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.60%) Hudson
10 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.60%) JUnit
10 2 (2.60%) RSpec
10 2 (2.60%) Subversion
11 1 (1.30%) JMeter
11 1 (1.30%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) Tester
4 10 (12.99%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Java Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.79%) Test Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Angular Developer
9 5 (6.49%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.19%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Node.js Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Performance Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Performance Test Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) CSS
2 21 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 21 (27.27%) EJS
2 21 (27.27%) Express
2 21 (27.27%) Node.js
3 19 (24.68%) Web Services
4 12 (15.58%) HTML
5 7 (9.09%) .NET
6 6 (7.79%) JSON
6 6 (7.79%) XML
7 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.49%) RESTful
8 4 (5.19%) ADO.NET
9 3 (3.90%) ActiveX
9 3 (3.90%) REST
10 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.30%) Ajax
10 1 (1.30%) Java SE
10 1 (1.30%) Middleware
10 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (7.79%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Unix
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) VME
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Automated Testing
3 21 (27.27%) Asynchronous Programming
3 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 18 (23.38%) TDD
5 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
6 16 (20.78%) Data Management
7 15 (19.48%) Functional Programming
7 15 (19.48%) Microservices
7 15 (19.48%) MVC
7 15 (19.48%) Regression Testing
8 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 12 (15.58%) Knowledge Management
9 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
10 11 (14.29%) SDLC
11 10 (12.99%) BDD
11 10 (12.99%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (11.69%) Open Source
12 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
2 21 (27.27%) Java
3 9 (11.69%) VB
4 8 (10.39%) C#
5 7 (9.09%) SQL
6 4 (5.19%) Python
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) Scala
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
8 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) C++
9 1 (1.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (12.99%) ISTQB
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
4 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) ISEB
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) OCA
7 1 (1.30%) OCAJ
7 1 (1.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) WCAG
3 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.60%) WAI
5 1 (1.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Docker
1 1 (1.30%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) HP
3 3 (3.90%) ICL
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 1 (1.30%) Micro Focus
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