The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 81 34
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -47
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 99 28 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.85% 1.36% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 1.91% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 58
Average daily rate £280 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £182 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1464 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.09% 71.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 759 941
Average daily rate £345 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £12.44 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +32 85 £280 -13.84% 13
North Yorkshire - 6 £248 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 5 £310 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.82%) SQL
3 35 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 34 (20.61%) .NET
4 34 (20.61%) Finance
5 30 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (16.36%) Banking
7 26 (15.76%) BDD
8 25 (15.15%) C#
8 25 (15.15%) Web Services
8 25 (15.15%) ISEB
9 23 (13.94%) Retail
9 23 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (12.73%) QA
11 20 (12.12%) TDD
11 20 (12.12%) Java
12 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
12 19 (11.52%) Software Testing
13 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (9.70%) Oracle
14 16 (9.70%) JMeter
15 15 (9.09%) JavaScript
16 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
16 14 (8.48%) Scrum
16 14 (8.48%) Performance Testing
17 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
17 13 (7.88%) User Stories
17 13 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (7.88%) Data Analysis
17 13 (7.88%) Retail Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (0.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.82%) BASE24
3 1 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.61%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (4.24%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.21%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (9.70%) JMeter
2 12 (7.27%) Selenium
2 12 (7.27%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.85%) WebDriver
4 6 (3.64%) NeoLoad
5 5 (3.03%) JProfiler
5 5 (3.03%) JIRA
6 4 (2.42%) RSpec
7 3 (1.82%) Mockito
7 3 (1.82%) EasyMock
7 3 (1.82%) JUnit
8 2 (1.21%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.21%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.61%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.61%) MSTest
9 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.61%) Maven
9 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (20.61%) Finance
2 27 (16.36%) Banking
3 23 (13.94%) Retail
4 13 (7.88%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 62 (37.58%) Analyst
2 57 (34.55%) Test Analyst
3 49 (29.70%) Tester
4 20 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 17 (10.30%) Performance Tester
5 17 (10.30%) Test Manager
6 15 (9.09%) Developer
7 14 (8.48%) Manual Tester
8 13 (7.88%) Functional Tester
9 8 (4.85%) CRM Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Systems Tester
10 5 (3.03%) Senior Tester
10 5 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.42%) Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (2.42%) Functional Analyst
12 3 (1.82%) C# Developer
12 3 (1.82%) QA Manager
12 3 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.82%) Business Test Analyst
12 3 (1.82%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.61%) .NET
2 25 (15.15%) Web Services
3 8 (4.85%) SOAP
3 8 (4.85%) REST
4 7 (4.24%) XML
5 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.42%) HTML
7 3 (1.82%) WCF
7 3 (1.82%) WPF
7 3 (1.82%) Spring
7 3 (1.82%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.61%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.61%) Swing
8 1 (0.61%) CSS
8 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.24%) Open Source
3 5 (3.03%) Statistics
4 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.21%) NHS
5 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.42%) Windows
2 2 (1.21%) UNIX
2 2 (1.21%) Solaris
2 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.21%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.21%) Test Strategy
3 30 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (15.76%) BDD
5 20 (12.12%) TDD
6 19 (11.52%) Software Testing
7 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.48%) Scrum
8 14 (8.48%) Performance Testing
9 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.88%) User Stories
9 13 (7.88%) Data Analysis
10 11 (6.67%) CRM
11 10 (6.06%) Automated Testing
12 9 (5.45%) Regression Testing
13 8 (4.85%) Automation Testing
13 8 (4.85%) Test Management
14 7 (4.24%) System Testing
15 6 (3.64%) Migration
15 6 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.82%) SQL
2 25 (15.15%) C#
3 20 (12.12%) Java
4 15 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.24%) VB
6 5 (3.03%) VB6
7 2 (1.21%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) ISEB
2 10 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) Oracle
3 7 (4.24%) Siebel
3 7 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.03%) HP
5 2 (1.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.21%) Kaseya
6 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 24 days ago