The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 16 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 West Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 37 67 29
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -38
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 84 25 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.59% 1.85% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 2.52% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 51
Average daily rate £280 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £152 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1389 994 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.82% 73.58% 73.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 520 711
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.19% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.25 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 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.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +29 65 £255 +3.03% 15
Halifax +3 13 £320 -3.03% 2
Bradford +3 6 £375 +87.50% 2
Elland - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 34 (25.95%) Test Strategy
2 32 (24.43%) SQL
3 31 (23.66%) Finance
4 27 (20.61%) Banking
5 25 (19.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (16.79%) ISEB
7 20 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (14.50%) Retail
9 18 (13.74%) QA
9 18 (13.74%) Java
10 17 (12.98%) .NET
10 17 (12.98%) Web Services
10 17 (12.98%) JMeter
11 16 (12.21%) Software Testing
11 16 (12.21%) BDD
12 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (9.92%) C#
13 13 (9.92%) Retail Banking
13 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis
13 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.16%) Performance Testing
14 12 (9.16%) Oracle
15 11 (8.40%) Scrum
15 11 (8.40%) TDD
15 11 (8.40%) User Stories
15 11 (8.40%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (7.63%) ISTQB
16 10 (7.63%) Selenium
16 10 (7.63%) LoadRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Office
2 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.98%) JMeter
2 10 (7.63%) Selenium
2 10 (7.63%) LoadRunner
3 8 (6.11%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.58%) NeoLoad
4 6 (4.58%) JIRA
5 5 (3.82%) JProfiler
6 4 (3.05%) RSpec
7 3 (2.29%) EasyMock
7 3 (2.29%) JUnit
7 3 (2.29%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.29%) Mockito
8 1 (0.76%) MSTest
8 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 31 (23.66%) Finance
2 27 (20.61%) Banking
3 19 (14.50%) Retail
4 13 (9.92%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (38.17%) Analyst
2 48 (36.64%) Test Analyst
3 41 (31.30%) Tester
4 19 (14.50%) Test Leader
5 17 (12.98%) Test Manager
6 16 (12.21%) Performance Tester
7 12 (9.16%) Functional Tester
7 12 (9.16%) Manual Tester
8 6 (4.58%) Systems Tester
9 5 (3.82%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Functional Test Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Functional Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.29%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Performance Tester
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Software Tester
11 3 (2.29%) QA Manager
11 3 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) .NET
1 17 (12.98%) Web Services
2 6 (4.58%) XML
3 4 (3.05%) HTML
4 3 (2.29%) Spring
4 3 (2.29%) Classic ASP
4 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.58%) Open Source
3 5 (3.82%) Statistics
4 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) NHS
5 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.05%) Windows
2 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.53%) UNIX
2 2 (1.53%) Solaris
3 1 (0.76%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.95%) Test Strategy
2 25 (19.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.21%) Software Testing
4 16 (12.21%) BDD
5 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis
6 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.16%) Performance Testing
8 11 (8.40%) Scrum
8 11 (8.40%) TDD
8 11 (8.40%) User Stories
9 8 (6.11%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.34%) Test Management
11 5 (3.82%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.82%) Manual Testing
11 5 (3.82%) System Testing
11 5 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.05%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (3.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.43%) SQL
2 18 (13.74%) Java
3 13 (9.92%) C#
4 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.05%) VB
6 3 (2.29%) VB6
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) ISEB
2 10 (7.63%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Oracle
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.82%) HP
4 2 (1.53%) Kaseya
4 2 (1.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: From £260 to £310 per day depending on experience
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Roc Search
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