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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 97 61
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -36
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 68 28 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.34% 1.12% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.40% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 35
Average daily rate £340 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
2345 1999 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.58% 80.09% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1379 995
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 42 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +37 50 £340 +7.93% 18
South Yorkshire -10 14 £335 +21.81% 5
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (29.34%) SQL
3 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
4 38 (22.75%) Finance
5 36 (21.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (20.36%) SQL Server
7 33 (19.76%) Selenium
8 27 (16.17%) T-SQL
9 26 (15.57%) ISEB
9 26 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (15.57%) Defect Tracking
10 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
10 25 (14.97%) ISTQB
10 25 (14.97%) Test Management
11 24 (14.37%) QA
11 24 (14.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (14.37%) Waterfall
11 24 (14.37%) Test Strategy
11 24 (14.37%) Visual Studio
12 23 (13.77%) Data Modelling
12 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
13 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
13 21 (12.57%) Scrum
14 19 (11.38%) ETL
14 19 (11.38%) Oracle
14 19 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (11.38%) Functional Testing
15 18 (10.78%) System Testing
15 18 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (9.58%) LoadRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (2.99%) nginx
1 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.80%) SAS
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) MS Excel
1 9 (5.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) NFC
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (19.76%) Selenium
2 24 (14.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (14.37%) Visual Studio
3 16 (9.58%) LoadRunner
4 15 (8.98%) ERwin
5 11 (6.59%) JMeter
6 9 (5.39%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.19%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.59%) Appium
8 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.99%) Artifactory
9 5 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.99%) GitLab
9 5 (2.99%) JIRA
9 5 (2.99%) Maven
10 4 (2.40%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (1.20%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 38 (22.75%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Publishing
3 6 (3.59%) Banking
3 6 (3.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (57.49%) Analyst
2 86 (51.50%) Test Analyst
3 35 (20.96%) Tester
4 15 (8.98%) Test Leader
5 14 (8.38%) Data Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Test Manager
6 13 (7.78%) Manual Test Analyst
7 12 (7.19%) Digital Analyst
8 10 (5.99%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.99%) SQL Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) Agile Test Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) Web Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) ETL Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Web Test Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Digital Business Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) ETL Tester
12 6 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.59%) SQL Data Analyst
12 6 (3.59%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.58%) .NET
2 13 (7.78%) Web Services
3 3 (1.80%) XML
4 2 (1.20%) HTML
4 2 (1.20%) REST
4 2 (1.20%) SOAP
4 2 (1.20%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.60%) jQuery
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.19%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.60%) Life Science
4 1 (0.60%) NHS
4 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.99%) CentOS
2 3 (1.80%) Unix
2 3 (1.80%) Windows
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (15.57%) Defect Tracking
4 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
4 25 (14.97%) Test Management
5 24 (14.37%) Test Strategy
5 24 (14.37%) Waterfall
6 23 (13.77%) Data Modelling
6 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
7 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
7 21 (12.57%) Scrum
8 19 (11.38%) ETL
8 19 (11.38%) Functional Testing
9 18 (10.78%) System Testing
10 16 (9.58%) SDLC
11 15 (8.98%) CRM
11 15 (8.98%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.78%) BDD
12 13 (7.78%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.34%) SQL
2 27 (16.17%) T-SQL
3 15 (8.98%) Java
4 14 (8.38%) C++
4 14 (8.38%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.80%) C#
5 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) C
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.57%) ISEB
2 25 (14.97%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.20%) Degree
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.37%) QA
2 9 (5.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.99%) Nagios
2 5 (2.99%) Opsview
Vendors
1 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.38%) Oracle
3 13 (7.78%) HP
3 13 (7.78%) Informatica
4 4 (2.40%) Remedy
4 4 (2.40%) Tableau
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco
5 1 (0.60%) IBM
5 1 (0.60%) Lotus
5 1 (0.60%) SAP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day £300-375 / day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 30000-45000 Per Annum + share options
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 280-350 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago