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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 67 61 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.07% 2.49% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.98% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 15
Median daily rate £295 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £506 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
1215 1610 1446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.79% 83.46% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1077 1025
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 23
Median hourly rate £13.75 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -17 18 £288 -21.23% 12
Halifax +13 8 £295 -1.66% 2
Huddersfield - 1 £350 -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Selenium
3 23 (39.66%) QA
4 20 (34.48%) Java
4 20 (34.48%) SoapUI
5 19 (32.76%) WebDriver
6 17 (29.31%) SDLC
7 16 (27.59%) Cucumber
7 16 (27.59%) Manual Testing
8 15 (25.86%) Automated Testing
9 14 (24.14%) TDD
9 14 (24.14%) BDD
9 14 (24.14%) Scrum
10 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
10 13 (22.41%) Web Testing
11 12 (20.69%) SQL
11 12 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
12 11 (18.97%) User Stories
13 10 (17.24%) Automation Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Scala
14 9 (15.52%) Groovy
14 9 (15.52%) XML
15 8 (13.79%) SOAP
15 8 (13.79%) ISEB
16 7 (12.07%) Games
16 7 (12.07%) Finance
16 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (10.34%) Security Testing
17 6 (10.34%) JSON

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%) IIS
1 2 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (51.72%) Selenium
2 20 (34.48%) SoapUI
3 19 (32.76%) WebDriver
4 16 (27.59%) Cucumber
5 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.34%) JUnit
6 6 (10.34%) RSpec
7 5 (8.62%) JIRA
8 4 (6.90%) Hudson
8 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.45%) Robot Framework
10 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.72%) GitLab
11 1 (1.72%) LoadUI
11 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.72%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
1 7 (12.07%) Games
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Analyst
2 26 (44.83%) Test Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Test Engineer
4 11 (18.97%) Automation Tester
4 11 (18.97%) Tester
5 9 (15.52%) QA Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 6 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) XML
2 8 (13.79%) SOAP
3 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) Gherkin
3 6 (10.34%) JSON
4 4 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Unix
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) SDLC
3 16 (27.59%) Manual Testing
4 15 (25.86%) Automated Testing
5 14 (24.14%) BDD
5 14 (24.14%) Scrum
5 14 (24.14%) TDD
6 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
6 13 (22.41%) Web Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (18.97%) User Stories
9 10 (17.24%) Automation Testing
10 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Security Testing
12 5 (8.62%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.62%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (6.90%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) Java
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) Groovy
3 9 (15.52%) Scala
4 6 (10.34%) Python
5 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.90%) PHP
7 3 (5.17%) C#
8 2 (3.45%) C
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) VBScript
8 2 (3.45%) XPath
8 2 (3.45%) XQuery
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) QA
2 5 (8.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) HP
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