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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 63 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 88 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.78% 2.45% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.21% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 19
Average daily rate
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£297 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £358 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -2 69 £280 -6.66% 15
South Yorkshire -2 19 £500 +81.81% 3
North Yorkshire -11 1 - - 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 52 (36.62%) SQL
2 51 (35.92%) SQL Server
3 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
4 43 (30.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (29.58%) Finance
6 35 (24.65%) T-SQL
7 33 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (19.72%) Unit Testing
10 27 (19.01%) Visual Studio
11 25 (17.61%) Manual Testing
12 24 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (16.90%) Oracle
13 23 (16.20%) Test Management
14 22 (15.49%) Regression Testing
15 21 (14.79%) ETL
15 21 (14.79%) System Testing
16 19 (13.38%) QA
17 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (11.27%) E-Commerce
19 15 (10.56%) Banking
19 15 (10.56%) Selenium
20 13 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 13 (9.15%) Scrum
21 12 (8.45%) Retail
21 12 (8.45%) Data Modelling
21 12 (8.45%) ISEB
21 12 (8.45%) ERwin

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.23%) Tuxedo
2 5 (3.52%) SAS
3 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) MS Office
2 7 (4.93%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) IDMS
6 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (19.01%) Visual Studio
2 24 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.56%) Selenium
4 12 (8.45%) ERwin
5 8 (5.63%) eggPlant
6 7 (4.93%) Appium
7 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.41%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.41%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.70%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.70%) JIRA
9 1 (0.70%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (29.58%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Banking
3 12 (8.45%) Retail
4 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (59.15%) Analyst
2 76 (53.52%) Test Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Tester
4 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 12 (8.45%) Business Analyst
6 11 (7.75%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Developer
7 9 (6.34%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Business Test Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Change Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Business Change Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Mainframe Consultant
12 3 (2.11%) Banking Business Analyst
12 3 (2.11%) Project Analyst
12 3 (2.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) .NET
2 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.63%) WCF
2 8 (5.63%) WPF
3 2 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) J2EE
4 1 (0.70%) jQuery
4 1 (0.70%) REST
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) SOAP
4 1 (0.70%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.70%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.11%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.11%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.41%) NHS
4 2 (1.41%) IVR
5 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) Life Science
5 1 (0.70%) W3C
5 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.70%) AS400
5 1 (0.70%) FMCG
5 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.11%) Windows
2 2 (1.41%) UNIX
2 2 (1.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (19.72%) Unit Testing
5 25 (17.61%) Manual Testing
6 23 (16.20%) Test Management
7 22 (15.49%) Regression Testing
8 21 (14.79%) ETL
8 21 (14.79%) System Testing
9 16 (11.27%) E-Commerce
10 13 (9.15%) Scrum
11 12 (8.45%) Data Modelling
11 12 (8.45%) Integration Testing
11 12 (8.45%) Waterfall
12 11 (7.75%) Coaching
12 11 (7.75%) RUP
12 11 (7.75%) Software Testing
13 10 (7.04%) Revenue Management
14 9 (6.34%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.34%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (36.62%) SQL
2 35 (24.65%) T-SQL
3 12 (8.45%) C++
4 11 (7.75%) PL/SQL
5 10 (7.04%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) Java
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.70%) ABAP
8 1 (0.70%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.70%) X++
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) ISEB
2 6 (4.23%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.82%) Degree
4 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.38%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) FATCA
2 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.90%) Oracle
3 11 (7.75%) Informatica
4 8 (5.63%) Tableau
5 2 (1.41%) Lotus
5 2 (1.41%) Capita
5 2 (1.41%) SAP
5 2 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco
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