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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 75 76 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.36% 1.49% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.75% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 3
Median daily rate £275 £300 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £340 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +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 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 877 1198 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.02% 87.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 851 675
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Leeds

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Selenium
3 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 11 (32.35%) QA
5 9 (26.47%) SDLC
5 9 (26.47%) Java
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
6 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 7 (20.59%) Web Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
7 7 (20.59%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
7 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
7 7 (20.59%) TDD
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
9 5 (14.71%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
9 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
9 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
9 5 (14.71%) User Stories
9 5 (14.71%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.82%) JUnit
6 3 (8.82%) RSpec
7 2 (5.88%) Appium
7 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.88%) Hudson
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA
7 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.88%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.94%) JMeter
8 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Analyst
2 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Tester
4 8 (23.53%) Test Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) UAT Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
1 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 4 (11.76%) XML
3 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) SDLC
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
5 7 (20.59%) Web Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
7 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Scala
4 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) XPath
4 2 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) HP
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