The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 85 88
Rank change year-on-year +34 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.26% 1.55% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 1.75% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 17
Median daily rate £350 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £463 £368
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 971 1315 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.03% 88.73% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2667 3958 4256
Median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 43
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.86 £180.00 £187.50
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Leeds

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Leeds

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Leeds

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 32 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (55.77%) Selenium
4 26 (50.00%) Java
5 25 (48.08%) SDLC
6 24 (46.15%) BDD
7 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
7 22 (42.31%) WebDriver
8 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
9 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 16 (30.77%) PHP
10 16 (30.77%) HTML
10 16 (30.77%) XML
10 16 (30.77%) Python
10 16 (30.77%) Hudson
10 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
11 15 (28.85%) Unix
11 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (17.31%) TDD
12 9 (17.31%) Finance
12 9 (17.31%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
13 8 (15.38%) QA
14 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
15 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.54%) ISEB
15 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
15 6 (11.54%) .NET

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Selenium
2 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
2 22 (42.31%) WebDriver
3 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 16 (30.77%) Hudson
5 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
6 5 (9.62%) Appium
6 5 (9.62%) JIRA
7 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.85%) Subversion
9 2 (3.85%) TestNG
9 2 (3.85%) UI Automator
10 1 (1.92%) Genymotion
10 1 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Tester
2 21 (40.38%) Automation Tester
3 18 (34.62%) Analyst
4 15 (28.85%) Selenium Tester
5 14 (26.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 13 (25.00%) Test Analyst
7 9 (17.31%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (11.54%) Web Automation Tester
8 6 (11.54%) Web Tester
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Senior QA Tester
10 2 (3.85%) UAT Tester
10 2 (3.85%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) HTML
1 16 (30.77%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) SDLC
4 24 (46.15%) BDD
5 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.31%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (17.31%) TDD
7 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
9 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Test Management
9 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) User Stories
10 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.77%) PHP
2 16 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (5.77%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Scala
5 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) HP
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