The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 70 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 52 47 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.17% 2.17% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.89% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 78
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£300 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £221 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £362 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -6.66%
Test Scripting
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1792 1625 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.79% 75.16% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 932 1031
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 58
Average hourly rate £16.67 £24.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.54% +35.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +1 41 £300 +16.50% 11
North Yorkshire +7 5 £313 +32.97% 6
South Yorkshire +5 4 £275 +13.40% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 36 (28.35%) QA
2 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.77%) SQL
4 29 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (21.26%) Oracle
6 26 (20.47%) Java
7 24 (18.90%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (16.54%) Performance Testing
9 20 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (15.75%) BDD
9 20 (15.75%) .NET
10 18 (14.17%) Finance
10 18 (14.17%) Scrum
10 18 (14.17%) Functional Testing
11 17 (13.39%) Selenium
11 17 (13.39%) Test Management
12 16 (12.60%) Cucumber
13 15 (11.81%) Oracle Database
13 15 (11.81%) Automated Testing
13 15 (11.81%) ISEB
14 14 (11.02%) TDD
14 14 (11.02%) Software Testing
14 14 (11.02%) Manual Testing
15 13 (10.24%) User Stories
16 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
16 12 (9.45%) Test Automation
16 12 (9.45%) Banking
16 12 (9.45%) SOAP
17 11 (8.66%) C#
17 11 (8.66%) Retail

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.79%) IGMP
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.90%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.09%) Oracle ODI
4 8 (6.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.51%) MySQL
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.36%) Star Schema
7 3 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Selenium
2 16 (12.60%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.72%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.72%) TestDirector
5 4 (3.15%) Maven
5 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.15%) JIRA
6 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.57%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.79%) Behat
8 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.79%) JMeter
8 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (48.03%) Analyst
2 56 (44.09%) Test Analyst
3 53 (41.73%) Tester
4 17 (13.39%) Performance Tester
5 12 (9.45%) Functional Tester
6 9 (7.09%) Manual Tester
7 6 (4.72%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.94%) Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Functional Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Functional Test Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.15%) Automated Tester
10 3 (2.36%) Non-Functional Tester
10 3 (2.36%) UAT Test Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Agile Tester
10 3 (2.36%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) .NET
2 12 (9.45%) SOAP
3 8 (6.30%) ODBC
3 8 (6.30%) Ajax
4 5 (3.94%) XML
5 4 (3.15%) HTML
6 3 (2.36%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.36%) REST
6 3 (2.36%) Web Services
7 2 (1.57%) CSS
7 2 (1.57%) Middleware
7 2 (1.57%) LAMP
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.79%) SPML
8 1 (0.79%) JSP
8 1 (0.79%) Servlets
8 1 (0.79%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.09%) User Experience
3 7 (5.51%) Statistics
4 5 (3.94%) STB
4 5 (3.94%) NHS
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) AS400
5 2 (1.57%) Open Source
5 2 (1.57%) iSeries
5 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.79%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) IPTV
6 1 (0.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) UNIX
3 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (16.54%) Performance Testing
4 20 (15.75%) BDD
5 18 (14.17%) Scrum
5 18 (14.17%) Functional Testing
6 17 (13.39%) Test Management
7 15 (11.81%) Automated Testing
8 14 (11.02%) TDD
8 14 (11.02%) Software Testing
8 14 (11.02%) Manual Testing
9 13 (10.24%) User Stories
10 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.45%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.87%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.09%) Test Planning
13 9 (7.09%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.09%) Statistical Analysis
13 9 (7.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) SQL
2 26 (20.47%) Java
3 11 (8.66%) C#
4 7 (5.51%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.15%) PHP
6 4 (3.15%) C++
6 4 (3.15%) VB
7 3 (2.36%) Python
8 2 (1.57%) VBScript
8 2 (1.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.81%) ISEB
2 9 (7.09%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (28.35%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 20 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (21.26%) Oracle
2 5 (3.94%) HP
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.36%) Citrix
5 2 (1.57%) Splunk
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Sun
6 1 (0.79%) Novell
6 1 (0.79%) Sybase
6 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Yorkshire
Syntax Consultancy
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago