The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 / Halifax
Rank 14 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.76% - 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £295 - £350
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 Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 64 70 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.49% 76.92% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 104
Median daily rate £405 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £302 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
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 Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Halifax

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Halifax over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Halifax

Test Scripting
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

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 Halifax region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
2 8 (72.73%) SOAP
3 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Groovy
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) SAS
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 2 (18.18%) SAS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA