The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 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)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 40 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.58% 2.26% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 2.71% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
Median daily rate £700 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £179 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £455 £438
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 280 369 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.58% 83.48% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 1111 710
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £544 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 21
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +64.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.20 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £23.75 £25.00
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 South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +8 10 £700 +81.81% 2
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) Cyber Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) OpenDNS
3 9 (60.00%) Maltego
3 9 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (53.33%) Project Planning
5 7 (46.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 7 (46.67%) Threat Intelligence
6 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SIEM
7 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (26.67%) IBM
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Intel
9 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (20.00%) Kibana
9 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
10 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (13.33%) Unix
10 2 (13.33%) Selenium
10 2 (13.33%) Control-M
10 2 (13.33%) Shell Script

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (13.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Maltego
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) MSTest
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Cyberthreat Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Application Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Mason
2 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (60.00%) Cyber Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
4 8 (53.33%) Project Planning
5 7 (46.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 7 (46.67%) Threat Intelligence
6 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SIEM
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (6.67%) DevOps
9 1 (6.67%) Logistics
9 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kibana
2 2 (13.33%) Control-M
3 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Intel
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) HP
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