Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 20 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 60 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 -34 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 109 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.63% 4.65% 6.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 5.46% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 79 85
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +25.67%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £279
90th Percentile £550 £494 £600
North East median daily rate £380 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% +25.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 787 1998 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.29% 85.17% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 1446 863
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £389 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £251 £225 £261
90th Percentile £554 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 80 53
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +55.56% -2.78%
10th Percentile £9.80 £13.90 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -16.07% +64.75% -10.08%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 20 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 23 £375 -6.25% 3
Test Scripting
North East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 16 (66.67%) Selenium
3 15 (62.50%) Open Source
3 15 (62.50%) Scrum
4 14 (58.33%) Scala
4 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
5 12 (50.00%) Java
6 11 (45.83%) Python
6 11 (45.83%) Ruby
6 11 (45.83%) User Stories
6 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
7 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
7 10 (41.67%) Confluence
7 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
7 10 (41.67%) JIRA
8 9 (37.50%) User Experience
9 8 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 8 (33.33%) RESTful
9 8 (33.33%) Kanban
9 8 (33.33%) JSON
9 8 (33.33%) Web Services
10 7 (29.17%) Oracle
10 7 (29.17%) WCAG
10 7 (29.17%) Smartphone
10 7 (29.17%) Games
10 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
10 7 (29.17%) Coaching
10 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 10 (41.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
3 10 (41.67%) JIRA
3 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
4 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) JUnit
5 5 (20.83%) RSpec
6 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.33%) Hudson
6 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 2 (8.33%) Protractor
6 2 (8.33%) Subversion
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (29.17%) Games
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Digital Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) JSON
1 8 (33.33%) RESTful
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) Ajax
2 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) CSS3
2 6 (25.00%) Django
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) HTML5
2 6 (25.00%) REST
2 6 (25.00%) SOAP
2 6 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) User Experience
2 7 (29.17%) Smartphone
3 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 15 (62.50%) Open Source
2 15 (62.50%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
3 11 (45.83%) User Stories
4 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 8 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (33.33%) Kanban
6 7 (29.17%) Coaching
6 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
6 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (25.00%) Line Management
7 6 (25.00%) OWASP
7 6 (25.00%) Web Development
7 6 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Scala
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) Python
3 11 (45.83%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) WCAG
2 5 (20.83%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
1 6 (25.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) SAP