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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 77 53
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 62 38 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.64% 1.79% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.49% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 49
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 £240 £203 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £329 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1730 1524 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.65% 71.82% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 831 986
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 53
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +22 54 £300 +8.10% 13
South Yorkshire - 4 £294 - 2
North Yorkshire -3 2 £310 +19.80% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 43 (26.71%) SQL
2 41 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.50%) BDD
4 31 (19.25%) Test Strategy
5 30 (18.63%) QA
6 26 (16.15%) Java
6 26 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (15.53%) .NET
7 25 (15.53%) Scrum
8 22 (13.66%) Finance
8 22 (13.66%) TDD
8 22 (13.66%) ISEB
9 21 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 20 (12.42%) C#
10 20 (12.42%) User Stories
11 19 (11.80%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (11.80%) Selenium
11 19 (11.80%) Retail
12 18 (11.18%) Test Automation
12 18 (11.18%) Performance Testing
13 17 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (10.56%) Banking
13 17 (10.56%) Oracle
14 16 (9.94%) Software Testing
15 15 (9.32%) Web Services
15 15 (9.32%) Manual Testing
16 14 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
18 11 (6.83%) JMeter

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) BASE24
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) ATM
2 1 (0.62%) IGMP
2 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.24%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (11.80%) Selenium
2 11 (6.83%) JMeter
3 10 (6.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.59%) LoadRunner
5 6 (3.73%) NeoLoad
6 5 (3.11%) JProfiler
6 5 (3.11%) JIRA
7 4 (2.48%) Maven
7 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.48%) RSpec
7 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.24%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.24%) JUnit
8 2 (1.24%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.62%) Behat
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 19 (11.80%) Retail
3 17 (10.56%) Banking
4 10 (6.21%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (42.86%) Tester
2 61 (37.89%) Analyst
3 54 (33.54%) Test Analyst
4 23 (14.29%) Performance Tester
5 20 (12.42%) Functional Tester
6 18 (11.18%) Manual Tester
7 17 (10.56%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Functional Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Functional Test Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Developer
11 4 (2.48%) QA Analyst
11 4 (2.48%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.48%) Senior Tester
11 4 (2.48%) Automated Tester
12 3 (1.86%) Agile Tester
12 3 (1.86%) Systems Tester
12 3 (1.86%) Non-Functional Tester
12 3 (1.86%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.53%) .NET
2 15 (9.32%) Web Services
3 6 (3.73%) XML
4 4 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (1.86%) CSS
6 2 (1.24%) Middleware
6 2 (1.24%) LAMP
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.62%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.59%) Open Source
3 8 (4.97%) Statistics
4 5 (3.11%) STB
4 5 (3.11%) NHS
5 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) AS400
6 2 (1.24%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) RIA
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.62%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.59%) Windows
2 5 (3.11%) Linux
3 4 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.86%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.86%) UNIX
5 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.50%) BDD
3 31 (19.25%) Test Strategy
4 26 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (15.53%) Scrum
6 22 (13.66%) TDD
7 21 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 20 (12.42%) User Stories
9 18 (11.18%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.18%) Performance Testing
10 16 (9.94%) Software Testing
11 15 (9.32%) Manual Testing
12 14 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
14 10 (6.21%) Integration Testing
15 8 (4.97%) Test Management
16 6 (3.73%) Migration
17 5 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
17 5 (3.11%) Automation Testing
17 5 (3.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.71%) SQL
2 26 (16.15%) Java
3 20 (12.42%) C#
4 7 (4.35%) VB
5 5 (3.11%) C++
5 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.11%) PHP
6 3 (1.86%) Ruby
6 3 (1.86%) Python
7 2 (1.24%) VBA
7 2 (1.24%) VBScript
7 2 (1.24%) VB6
8 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (13.66%) ISEB
2 9 (5.59%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (11.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (10.56%) Oracle
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.86%) Citrix
4 2 (1.24%) HP
4 2 (1.24%) Splunk
5 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,854 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago