The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 91 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -44
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.47% 1.50% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.78% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 38
Median daily rate £318 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £197 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1768 1798 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.75% 84.02% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1303 895
Median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +124.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.40 £8.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Leeds +2 24 £315 +14.54% 9
Bradford +3 2 - - 1
Halifax -6 1 £355 +31.48%
Huddersfield - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (43.10%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
2 15 (25.86%) BDD
2 15 (25.86%) ISEB
3 14 (24.14%) Finance
4 13 (22.41%) Java
5 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (20.69%) SDLC
6 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
7 10 (17.24%) HP
7 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
8 8 (13.79%) TDD
8 8 (13.79%) IVR
8 8 (13.79%) JIRA
8 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Test Planning
9 7 (12.07%) SoapUI
9 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.34%) C#
10 6 (10.34%) SQL
10 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.34%) QA
10 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
10 6 (10.34%) Defect Tracking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) MySQL
1 2 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
3 8 (13.79%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
6 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.17%) Subversion
7 2 (3.45%) Hudson
7 2 (3.45%) JMeter
7 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.72%) JUnit
8 1 (1.72%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.72%) RSpec
8 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Analyst
2 31 (53.45%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Tester
4 8 (13.79%) Telecoms Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Telecoms Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Automation Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Maximo Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) IVR
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) BDD
3 12 (20.69%) SDLC
3 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (13.79%) TDD
5 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
5 7 (12.07%) Test Planning
6 6 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.62%) Defect Management
7 5 (8.62%) Web Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) C#
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) C
4 3 (5.17%) PHP
4 3 (5.17%) Python
4 3 (5.17%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) Groovy
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) ISEB
2 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) HP
2 3 (5.17%) IBM
3 2 (3.45%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.72%) JDA
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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