The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 27 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)
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 29 28
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire - 0.53% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.65% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 103 154 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 73.05% 81.48% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 101 105
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £274 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +60.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £19.70 £33.80
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 North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing