Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 77 32
Rank change year-on-year +40 -45 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 9 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.10% 0.75% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 0.93% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 62
South Yorkshire median daily rate £428 £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -22.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £263 £319 £208
90th Percentile £713 £479 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +14.73% -0.77% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 689 971 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.01% 80.45% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 658 574
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.94% +17.54%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £227
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 49
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -11.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.98 £48.50 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +38 29 £430 +10.61%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 26 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Test Strategy
3 17 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Tomcat
4 15 (44.12%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (44.12%) Cyber Intelligence
5 14 (41.18%) OpenDNS
5 14 (41.18%) Maltego
5 14 (41.18%) Threat Intelligence
5 14 (41.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 14 (41.18%) Technical Analysis
5 14 (41.18%) DNS
6 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (38.24%) Finance
7 12 (35.29%) Project Planning
8 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (23.53%) SIEM
9 8 (23.53%) BDD
9 8 (23.53%) Selenium
10 7 (20.59%) Java
10 7 (20.59%) Banking
11 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
11 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
11 6 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.65%) TDD
11 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
12 5 (14.71%) SDLC
13 4 (11.76%) Security Operations

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 15 (44.12%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) OpenDNS
2 2 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) Maltego
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.94%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Cyberthreat Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Web Automation Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) HR Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Infor Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Test Strategy
3 17 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Cyber Intelligence
5 14 (41.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 14 (41.18%) Technical Analysis
5 14 (41.18%) Threat Intelligence
6 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (35.29%) Project Planning
8 8 (23.53%) BDD
8 8 (23.53%) SIEM
9 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (17.65%) TDD
10 5 (14.71%) SDLC
11 4 (11.76%) Investment Management
11 4 (11.76%) Migration
11 4 (11.76%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (11.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Kibana
2 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) IBM
2 3 (8.82%) Intel
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Infor
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle