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 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 51 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 37 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.75% 5.31% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 6.01% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 5
Median daily rate £310 £310 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £441 £421
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 616 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.98% 88.38% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 434 209
Median daily rate £390 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £11.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +49.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £31.50
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 28 £310 - 4
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 43 (74.14%) Automated Testing
1 43 (74.14%) Automation Testing
2 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (70.69%) Test Automation
4 38 (65.52%) Selenium
5 37 (63.79%) Jenkins
5 37 (63.79%) TDD
6 36 (62.07%) Scala
6 36 (62.07%) WebDriver
7 35 (60.34%) Cucumber
8 34 (58.62%) RSpec
8 34 (58.62%) Web Testing
8 34 (58.62%) JUnit
8 34 (58.62%) Defect Tracking
9 28 (48.28%) Test Strategy
10 22 (37.93%) User Stories
11 20 (34.48%) WCAG
11 20 (34.48%) JSON
11 20 (34.48%) Java
11 20 (34.48%) Games
12 19 (32.76%) Ruby
12 19 (32.76%) Python
12 19 (32.76%) QA
13 18 (31.03%) C#
14 14 (24.14%) Smartphone
15 13 (22.41%) Gherkin
16 11 (18.97%) HP
17 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
18 9 (15.52%) Risk Analysis
18 9 (15.52%) HP UFT

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 4 (6.90%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (65.52%) Selenium
2 37 (63.79%) Jenkins
3 36 (62.07%) WebDriver
4 35 (60.34%) Cucumber
5 34 (58.62%) JUnit
5 34 (58.62%) RSpec
6 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.45%) JIRA
8 1 (1.72%) Hudson
8 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.72%) Protractor
8 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (34.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Test Engineer
2 22 (37.93%) Tester
3 18 (31.03%) QA Engineer
3 18 (31.03%) QA Test Engineer
4 17 (29.31%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (27.59%) Automation Tester
6 13 (22.41%) Agile Tester
6 13 (22.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 13 (22.41%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (13.79%) Analyst
7 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Systems Tester
8 5 (8.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Telephony Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.17%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) JSON
2 13 (22.41%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 5 (8.62%) XML
4 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) Ajax
5 2 (3.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.45%) CSS3
5 2 (3.45%) Django
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) HTML5
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) RESTful
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Spring
5 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) IVR
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) Automated Testing
1 43 (74.14%) Automation Testing
2 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (70.69%) Test Automation
4 37 (63.79%) TDD
5 34 (58.62%) Defect Tracking
5 34 (58.62%) Web Testing
6 28 (48.28%) Test Strategy
7 22 (37.93%) User Stories
8 9 (15.52%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (12.07%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Open Source
11 3 (5.17%) Migration
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
12 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
12 2 (3.45%) Line Management
12 2 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (62.07%) Scala
2 20 (34.48%) Java
3 19 (32.76%) Python
3 19 (32.76%) Ruby
4 18 (31.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) WCAG
2 19 (32.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Docker
1 2 (3.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) HP
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
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