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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 58 74
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.60% 2.96% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 3.98% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 18
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £390 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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
1895 1684 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.70% 74.38% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 990 761
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 64
Average hourly rate £15.79 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -28 17 £315 +5.00% 13
South Yorkshire +1 15 £275 -12.69% 3
North Yorkshire +5 4 £313 -3.84% 4
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (37.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 24 (25.26%) SQL
3 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.00%) Ajax
4 19 (20.00%) .NET
4 19 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 18 (18.95%) QA
6 16 (16.84%) Scrum
7 15 (15.79%) HTML
7 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 15 (15.79%) ISEB
8 14 (14.74%) Java
8 14 (14.74%) SOAP
8 14 (14.74%) Test Management
8 14 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (13.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
9 13 (13.68%) Oracle
9 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (13.68%) Migration
10 12 (12.63%) MVC
10 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
11 11 (11.58%) XML
11 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
11 11 (11.58%) Statistical Analysis
11 11 (11.58%) Oracle ODI
11 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (11.58%) User Experience
12 10 (10.53%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (9.47%) IIS
2 4 (4.21%) NetWeaver
3 3 (3.16%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Office
2 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.21%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.05%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.05%) Agresso
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.05%) LAN
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (11.58%) Oracle ODI
3 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.16%) MySQL
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.05%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.26%) Selenium
5 4 (4.21%) JIRA
5 4 (4.21%) TestDirector
6 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.05%) Toad
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Analyst
2 40 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.00%) Tester
4 10 (10.53%) Developer
5 9 (9.47%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Performance Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) SAP HCM Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.21%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.16%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) NetWeaver Consultant
11 3 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.16%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) Ajax
1 19 (20.00%) .NET
2 15 (15.79%) HTML
3 14 (14.74%) SOAP
4 11 (11.58%) XML
5 10 (10.53%) ODBC
5 10 (10.53%) CSS
5 10 (10.53%) Web Services
6 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (9.47%) jQuery
6 9 (9.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.26%) WPF
8 3 (3.16%) REST
8 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.05%) EDI
9 1 (1.05%) JSP
9 1 (1.05%) Servlets
9 1 (1.05%) SPML
9 1 (1.05%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) User Experience
2 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) FMCG
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.05%) NHS
4 1 (1.05%) W3C
4 1 (1.05%) GIS
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.05%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) UNIX
1 2 (2.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) AIX
2 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 16 (16.84%) Scrum
5 14 (14.74%) Test Management
6 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
6 13 (13.68%) Migration
7 12 (12.63%) MVC
8 11 (11.58%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (10.53%) Performance Management
9 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 9 (9.47%) ETL
10 9 (9.47%) TDD
11 7 (7.37%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
12 6 (6.32%) System Testing
12 6 (6.32%) Test Planning
12 6 (6.32%) Project Management
12 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) SQL
2 14 (14.74%) Java
3 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.53%) C#
5 9 (9.47%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.21%) ABAP
6 4 (4.21%) SAPscript
7 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.05%) VBA
8 1 (1.05%) XAML
8 1 (1.05%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) ISEB
2 10 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.42%) SAP
4 6 (6.32%) HP
5 3 (3.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.05%) Sun
6 1 (1.05%) Informatica
6 1 (1.05%) Novell
6 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.05%) Sybase