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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 76 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.83% 2.91% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 3.43% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 29
Median daily rate £298 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £493 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
1282 1839 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.85% 85.06% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1224 937
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £45.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -17 20 £294 -2.08% 13
Halifax +7 3 £295 -1.66% 2
Bradford +9 1 £300 -7.69%
Huddersfield - 1 £350 -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (59.38%) Selenium
2 24 (37.50%) Java
3 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
4 21 (32.81%) QA
5 20 (31.25%) SoapUI
6 19 (29.69%) SDLC
7 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
7 17 (26.56%) BDD
8 16 (25.00%) Scrum
9 15 (23.44%) TDD
10 14 (21.88%) Web Testing
10 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
10 14 (21.88%) Manual Testing
10 14 (21.88%) SQL
10 14 (21.88%) ISEB
10 14 (21.88%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
12 12 (18.75%) User Stories
13 11 (17.19%) Automation Testing
13 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
13 11 (17.19%) JIRA
14 10 (15.63%) Scala
15 8 (12.50%) Finance
15 8 (12.50%) Games
15 8 (12.50%) XML
15 8 (12.50%) .NET
16 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
16 6 (9.38%) JUnit
16 6 (9.38%) C#

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 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (59.38%) Selenium
2 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
3 20 (31.25%) SoapUI
4 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
5 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (17.19%) JIRA
6 6 (9.38%) JUnit
6 6 (9.38%) RSpec
7 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.25%) Hudson
7 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.13%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.13%) JMeter
9 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.13%) Robot Framework
9 2 (3.13%) Subversion
9 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
1 8 (12.50%) Games
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Analyst
2 31 (48.44%) Test Analyst
3 17 (26.56%) Test Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) QA Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Automation Tester
5 9 (14.06%) Tester
6 8 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 5 (7.81%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) Web Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Web Test Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
1 8 (12.50%) XML
2 6 (9.38%) JSON
3 5 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 2 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) IVR
2 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Unix
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) SDLC
3 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
3 17 (26.56%) BDD
4 16 (25.00%) Scrum
5 15 (23.44%) TDD
6 14 (21.88%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (21.88%) Manual Testing
6 14 (21.88%) Web Testing
7 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
8 12 (18.75%) User Stories
9 11 (17.19%) Automation Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 5 (7.81%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (37.50%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) Scala
4 6 (9.38%) C#
4 6 (9.38%) Groovy
5 5 (7.81%) Python
6 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.69%) PHP
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) C++
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) VBScript
8 2 (3.13%) XPath
8 2 (3.13%) XQuery
9 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) ISEB
2 6 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.81%) QA
2 5 (7.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) JDA
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) RedPrairie