The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 20 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 0.96% 0.67% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.85% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 93 117 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 89.42% 78.00% 85.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 81 85
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Median hourly rate £27.31 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £35.00 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bradford

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bradford

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bradford

Test Scripting
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA