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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 92 63 89
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 75 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.64% 2.65% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 3.25% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 59 26
Median daily rate £295 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £505 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
1818 2308 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.67% 81.47% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1497 1372
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 40
Median hourly rate £15.93 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
West Yorkshire -9 30 £295 -13.23% 19
South Yorkshire -17 5 £375 +66.66% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 34 (46.58%) Selenium
2 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) QA
4 23 (31.51%) Java
4 23 (31.51%) WebDriver
5 21 (28.77%) SoapUI
6 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
6 20 (27.40%) SDLC
7 18 (24.66%) Manual Testing
7 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
8 17 (23.29%) TDD
8 17 (23.29%) Test Automation
9 16 (21.92%) BDD
10 14 (19.18%) Scrum
11 13 (17.81%) SQL
11 13 (17.81%) Web Testing
11 13 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
12 12 (16.44%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.07%) User Stories
14 10 (13.70%) Gherkin
14 10 (13.70%) Groovy
14 10 (13.70%) SOAP
15 9 (12.33%) XML
15 9 (12.33%) Scala
15 9 (12.33%) System Integration Testing
16 8 (10.96%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (10.96%) .NET
16 8 (10.96%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (2.74%) IIS
1 2 (2.74%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 34 (46.58%) Selenium
2 23 (31.51%) WebDriver
3 21 (28.77%) SoapUI
4 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
5 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.22%) JUnit
6 6 (8.22%) RSpec
7 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.48%) Hudson
9 3 (4.11%) HP UFT
9 3 (4.11%) JIRA
9 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.11%) Robot Framework
9 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.74%) JMeter
11 1 (1.37%) Ant
11 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Games
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Analyst
2 27 (36.99%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Test Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Tester
5 13 (17.81%) Automation Tester
6 9 (12.33%) QA Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 9 (12.33%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (10.96%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (9.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Consultant
10 4 (5.48%) Java Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
11 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) Gherkin
1 10 (13.70%) SOAP
2 9 (12.33%) XML
3 8 (10.96%) .NET
4 6 (8.22%) JSON
5 4 (5.48%) HTML
6 2 (2.74%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) RESTful
6 2 (2.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) Replication
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Unix
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) SDLC
3 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
3 18 (24.66%) Manual Testing
4 17 (23.29%) TDD
4 17 (23.29%) Test Automation
5 16 (21.92%) BDD
6 14 (19.18%) Scrum
7 13 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (17.81%) Web Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (15.07%) User Stories
10 9 (12.33%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
12 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.22%) Functional Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 10 (13.70%) Groovy
4 9 (12.33%) Scala
5 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.59%) Python
6 5 (6.85%) C#
7 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
8 3 (4.11%) C
9 2 (2.74%) C++
9 2 (2.74%) Ruby
9 2 (2.74%) VBScript
9 2 (2.74%) XPath
9 2 (2.74%) XQuery
10 1 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) ISEB
2 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) HP ASE
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.99%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Siebel
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