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 28 June 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.94% 0.68% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.62% 0.80% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £320 £355 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +31.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £336
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 58 125 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 80.56% 85.62% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 313 297
Median daily rate £373 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £313 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.83 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.42 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

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 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Groovy
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) SAS
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA