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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 94 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -64
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 21 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.44% 1.06% 5.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.24% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 57
Median daily rate £300 £315 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £380 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+5.31% +20.30%
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
1689 1696 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.11% 85.31% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1103 972
Median daily rate £425 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 20
Median hourly rate £12.75 £17.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.91% -6.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.95 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.50 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +7 24 £300 +2.12% 8
Bradford +8 3 £275 -21.42% 3
Halifax +3 1 £355 +1.42% 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 43 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) Selenium
3 19 (23.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Finance
4 18 (21.95%) Waterfall
5 15 (18.29%) SDLC
5 15 (18.29%) SQL
6 13 (15.85%) LoadRunner
6 13 (15.85%) Scrum
6 13 (15.85%) ISTQB
6 13 (15.85%) Test Strategy
6 13 (15.85%) Functional Testing
7 12 (14.63%) BDD
7 12 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (13.41%) Test Planning
8 11 (13.41%) HP
8 11 (13.41%) ISEB
9 10 (12.20%) .NET
9 10 (12.20%) QA
9 10 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Web Services
11 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
11 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
11 8 (9.76%) User Stories
12 7 (8.54%) Analytics
12 7 (8.54%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.54%) WebDriver
12 7 (8.54%) Open Source
12 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
12 7 (8.54%) HP UFT

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 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) nginx
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Maximo
2 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.44%) MySQL
1 2 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (35.37%) Selenium
2 13 (15.85%) LoadRunner
3 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
4 7 (8.54%) JMeter
4 7 (8.54%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.66%) JIRA
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.44%) Subversion
8 1 (1.22%) GitLab
8 1 (1.22%) Hudson
8 1 (1.22%) JUnit
8 1 (1.22%) Maven
8 1 (1.22%) RSpec
8 1 (1.22%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.22%) TestPartner
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.10%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (52.44%) Analyst
2 35 (42.68%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Test Manager
4 11 (13.41%) Tester
5 9 (10.98%) Manual Test Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Business Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Telecoms Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Telecoms Test Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Web Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Consultant
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Web Test Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) .NET
2 9 (10.98%) Web Services
3 3 (3.66%) REST
4 2 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) IVR
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) CentOS
1 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (21.95%) Waterfall
4 15 (18.29%) SDLC
5 13 (15.85%) Functional Testing
5 13 (15.85%) Scrum
5 13 (15.85%) Test Strategy
6 12 (14.63%) BDD
7 11 (13.41%) Test Planning
8 10 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (9.76%) User Stories
10 7 (8.54%) Analytics
10 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Automation Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
10 7 (8.54%) Load Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Open Source
10 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) C
4 3 (3.66%) PHP
4 3 (3.66%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) Groovy
6 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) ISTQB
2 11 (13.41%) ISEB
3 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) HP
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) IBM
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Remedy
4 1 (1.22%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.22%) SAP