Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 30 35
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.41% 1.40% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 1.72% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Halifax median daily rate £320 £295 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -0.67% -5.71%
10th Percentile £294 £283 £270
90th Percentile £346 £308 £299
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90 174 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 81.08% 80.93% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 143 166
Halifax median daily rate £398 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.34% -13.70%
10th Percentile £292 £277 £259
90th Percentile £521 £450 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Halifax median hourly rate £12.16 - £13.00
10th Percentile £9.10 - £9.90
90th Percentile £15.10 - £17.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Finance Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP