Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 102 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -40 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 49 48 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.16% 1.83% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.09% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 104
Leeds median daily rate £350 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £252 £256 £257
90th Percentile £513 £434 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.64% -2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds 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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1950 2301 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.02% 87.72% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1553 1983
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £266
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.20 £39.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (67.35%) Selenium
3 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
4 29 (59.18%) Java
5 17 (34.69%) BDD
6 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
6 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
6 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
7 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 14 (28.57%) User Stories
8 13 (26.53%) SDLC
8 13 (26.53%) PHP
8 13 (26.53%) C#
8 13 (26.53%) HTML
8 13 (26.53%) XML
9 12 (24.49%) Python
9 12 (24.49%) HP UFT
9 12 (24.49%) Scrum
9 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
9 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (22.45%) TDD
10 11 (22.45%) .NET
11 9 (18.37%) SQL
11 9 (18.37%) SOAP
11 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
11 9 (18.37%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (16.33%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (16.33%) QA

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 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (67.35%) Selenium
2 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
2 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
3 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 12 (24.49%) HP UFT
5 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
6 7 (14.29%) Hudson
6 7 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 6 (12.24%) AppVeyor
7 6 (12.24%) CircleCI
8 5 (10.20%) JIRA
8 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (4.08%) Appium
11 1 (2.04%) Calabash
11 1 (2.04%) JMeter
11 1 (2.04%) JUnit
11 1 (2.04%) RSpec
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Publishing
3 2 (4.08%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
2 21 (42.86%) Tester
3 19 (38.78%) Test Analyst
4 12 (24.49%) Automation Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Manual Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Java Automation Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) UAT Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Web Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
1 13 (26.53%) XML
2 11 (22.45%) .NET
3 9 (18.37%) SOAP
4 5 (10.20%) Node.js
4 5 (10.20%) React
4 5 (10.20%) Redux
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.69%) BDD
4 14 (28.57%) User Stories
5 13 (26.53%) SDLC
6 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
6 12 (24.49%) Scrum
7 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (22.45%) TDD
8 9 (18.37%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (16.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (14.29%) Test Management
11 6 (12.24%) Analytics
11 6 (12.24%) Load Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Pair Programming
12 5 (10.20%) Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (8.16%) Android Development
13 4 (8.16%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) C#
3 13 (26.53%) PHP
4 12 (24.49%) Python
5 9 (18.37%) SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.12%) Ruby
7 3 (6.12%) VBScript
8 2 (4.08%) Scala
8 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
1 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft