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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 35 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.74% 2.93% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.53% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 36
Median daily rate £315 £292 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £525 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
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
1721 1899 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 85.45% 82.96% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1345 849
Median daily rate £420 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £10.44 £8.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 August 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 August 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 -24 26 £315 +12.50% 10
Bradford +10 5 - - 2
Huddersfield - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.23%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
4 18 (27.69%) BDD
5 17 (26.15%) SDLC
5 17 (26.15%) Finance
6 14 (21.54%) ISEB
7 13 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 12 (18.46%) TDD
8 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
9 11 (16.92%) QA
9 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
9 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.92%) Web Testing
9 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
9 11 (16.92%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (13.85%) HP
11 9 (13.85%) JIRA
11 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
12 8 (12.31%) C#
12 8 (12.31%) SQL
12 8 (12.31%) IVR
12 8 (12.31%) Test Planning
13 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
13 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Scrum
13 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MySQL
1 2 (3.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
3 13 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.85%) JIRA
6 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.15%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.62%) Hudson
8 3 (4.62%) JUnit
8 3 (4.62%) RSpec
9 2 (3.08%) JMeter
9 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.08%) Subversion
10 1 (1.54%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.54%) MSTest
10 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Analyst
2 34 (52.31%) Test Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Telecoms Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Tester
5 7 (10.77%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Maximo Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) HTML
1 4 (6.15%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) JSON
3 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.54%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) IVR
2 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) BDD
3 17 (26.15%) SDLC
4 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
4 12 (18.46%) TDD
4 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (16.92%) Defect Tracking
5 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.92%) Web Testing
6 10 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Test Planning
8 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Scrum
8 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.69%) User Stories
11 4 (6.15%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) Java
2 8 (12.31%) C#
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) Scala
4 5 (7.69%) C
5 4 (6.15%) Groovy
5 4 (6.15%) PHP
5 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) ISEB
2 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) HP
2 3 (4.62%) IBM
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.54%) JDA
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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