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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 93 96 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -50
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 50 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.53% 1.74% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.11% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 53
Median daily rate £320 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
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
2390 2372 1934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.13% 82.73% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1635 1284
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 53
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +6 31 £300 -4.76% 10
South Yorkshire -9 12 £373 +29.56% 2
North Yorkshire +1 1 £345 +7.81% 6
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.74%) Selenium
3 20 (23.26%) Finance
3 20 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 16 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (17.44%) BDD
5 15 (17.44%) .NET
5 15 (17.44%) ISTQB
6 14 (16.28%) Scrum
6 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
7 13 (15.12%) ISEB
8 12 (13.95%) WebDriver
9 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
9 11 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (12.79%) HP
9 11 (12.79%) C#
9 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
10 10 (11.63%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.63%) SDLC
10 10 (11.63%) Cucumber
11 9 (10.47%) REST
11 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
11 9 (10.47%) QA
11 9 (10.47%) Web Services
12 8 (9.30%) SOAP
12 8 (9.30%) CRM
12 8 (9.30%) Java
12 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
12 8 (9.30%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.49%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.16%) DataStage
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Selenium
2 12 (13.95%) WebDriver
3 10 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.14%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.49%) Subversion
8 2 (2.33%) ERwin
8 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.33%) JMeter
9 1 (1.16%) Hudson
9 1 (1.16%) JIRA
9 1 (1.16%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.16%) RSpec
9 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Analyst
2 37 (43.02%) Test Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Tester
4 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Telecoms Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Telecoms Test Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) CRM Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) REST
2 9 (10.47%) Web Services
3 8 (9.30%) SOAP
4 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) IVR
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Unix
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (17.44%) BDD
4 14 (16.28%) Scrum
5 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
5 11 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (11.63%) Regression Testing
6 10 (11.63%) SDLC
7 8 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.30%) CRM
7 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
7 8 (9.30%) System Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 8 (9.30%) Test Planning
8 7 (8.14%) Defect Management
8 7 (8.14%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (8.14%) TDD
9 6 (6.98%) Automation Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.65%) C
4 4 (4.65%) PHP
4 4 (4.65%) Python
5 3 (3.49%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Scala
6 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) Groovy
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) VB
7 1 (1.16%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.12%) ISEB
3 8 (9.30%) Degree
4 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) HP
3 4 (4.65%) IBM
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Informatica
4 2 (2.33%) Veritas
5 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.16%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.16%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) Talend