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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 79 41
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -38
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 64 40 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.69% 1.79% 4.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 2.40% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 74
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £355 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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
1768 1667 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.29% 74.49% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 909 1048
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 48
Average hourly rate £15.39 £36.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.26% +108.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +26 52 £300 +9.09% 15
North Yorkshire +7 6 £310 +12.72% 4
South Yorkshire - 4 £275 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 45 (29.61%) SQL
2 39 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (23.68%) QA
4 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (19.08%) BDD
6 26 (17.11%) Test Strategy
7 23 (15.13%) Performance Testing
7 23 (15.13%) ISEB
8 22 (14.47%) Java
8 22 (14.47%) Scrum
9 21 (13.82%) .NET
10 20 (13.16%) Oracle
10 20 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (12.50%) Finance
11 19 (12.50%) TDD
11 19 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 18 (11.84%) Selenium
12 18 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (11.18%) User Stories
14 16 (10.53%) Manual Testing
14 16 (10.53%) Software Testing
14 16 (10.53%) Banking
14 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (9.87%) C#
15 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
16 14 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (8.55%) Web Services
18 12 (7.89%) Regression Testing
18 12 (7.89%) Retail
18 12 (7.89%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.66%) MS Project
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
1 2 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.66%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.92%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.95%) MySQL
4 6 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.97%) Star Schema
5 3 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Selenium
2 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.58%) JMeter
4 9 (5.92%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.61%) JIRA
6 6 (3.95%) TestDirector
7 5 (3.29%) JProfiler
7 5 (3.29%) NeoLoad
7 5 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (2.63%) Maven
8 4 (2.63%) RSpec
8 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.32%) JUnit
10 1 (0.66%) Behat
10 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.66%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 19 (12.50%) Finance
2 16 (10.53%) Banking
3 12 (7.89%) Retail
4 8 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (41.45%) Tester
1 63 (41.45%) Analyst
2 59 (38.82%) Test Analyst
3 22 (14.47%) Performance Tester
4 17 (11.18%) Functional Tester
5 15 (9.87%) Manual Tester
6 13 (8.55%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Functional Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Functional Test Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) QA Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Automated Tester
10 3 (1.97%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (1.97%) Agile Tester
10 3 (1.97%) Senior Tester
10 3 (1.97%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.82%) .NET
2 13 (8.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.95%) XML
4 3 (1.97%) HTML
5 2 (1.32%) ODBC
5 2 (1.32%) CSS
5 2 (1.32%) SOAP
5 2 (1.32%) Middleware
5 2 (1.32%) Ajax
5 2 (1.32%) LAMP
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.66%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.92%) Open Source
3 8 (5.26%) Statistics
4 6 (3.95%) NHS
5 5 (3.29%) STB
6 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.32%) AS400
6 2 (1.32%) iSeries
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.66%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.66%) IPTV
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) RIA
7 1 (0.66%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Windows
2 4 (2.63%) Linux
2 4 (2.63%) UNIX
2 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (19.08%) BDD
4 26 (17.11%) Test Strategy
5 23 (15.13%) Performance Testing
6 22 (14.47%) Scrum
7 19 (12.50%) TDD
7 19 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 17 (11.18%) User Stories
9 16 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 16 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.89%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.89%) Test Management
12 10 (6.58%) Data Analysis
12 10 (6.58%) Integration Testing
13 6 (3.95%) ETL
13 6 (3.95%) Migration
13 6 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.61%) SQL
2 22 (14.47%) Java
3 15 (9.87%) C#
4 5 (3.29%) VB
5 4 (2.63%) C++
5 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.63%) PHP
6 3 (1.97%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) VBScript
7 2 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) VB6
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (15.13%) ISEB
2 11 (7.24%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.68%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.66%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (13.16%) Oracle
2 5 (3.29%) HP
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.97%) Citrix
4 2 (1.32%) Splunk
5 1 (0.66%) Informatica
5 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago