Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 110 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -41 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 64 65 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.10% 1.80% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.09% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 122
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.38%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £255
90th Percentile £494 £428 £599
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
West 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2588 3108 3727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.74% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2039 2565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.50 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West 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
Leeds +11 50 £350 +16.67% 18
Halifax +18 6 £320 +8.47%
Bradford +14 3 - - 3
Huddersfield +1 3 £263 -25.00%
Wakefield - 1 £375 -
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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (57.81%) Selenium
3 36 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 31 (48.44%) Java
5 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
5 18 (28.13%) BDD
6 17 (26.56%) XML
7 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 16 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (23.44%) Scrum
9 14 (21.88%) PHP
9 14 (21.88%) C#
9 14 (21.88%) HTML
9 14 (21.88%) Python
9 14 (21.88%) User Stories
9 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (21.88%) SDLC
10 13 (20.31%) HP UFT
10 13 (20.31%) Finance
11 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
12 11 (17.19%) QA
12 11 (17.19%) TDD
12 11 (17.19%) .NET
13 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
14 9 (14.06%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (14.06%) SQL
14 9 (14.06%) SOAP

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (57.81%) Selenium
2 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 13 (20.31%) HP UFT
4 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.50%) Hudson
6 7 (10.94%) LoadRunner
7 6 (9.38%) AppVeyor
7 6 (9.38%) CircleCI
8 5 (7.81%) JIRA
8 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.69%) MSTest
9 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (3.13%) Appium
11 1 (1.56%) Calabash
11 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.56%) JMeter
11 1 (1.56%) JUnit
11 1 (1.56%) RSpec
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Publishing
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Games
5 2 (3.13%) Law
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Analyst
2 25 (39.06%) Tester
3 20 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 14 (21.88%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.94%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.81%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Java Automation Tester
9 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) XML
2 14 (21.88%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) .NET
4 9 (14.06%) SOAP
5 5 (7.81%) Node.js
5 5 (7.81%) React
5 5 (7.81%) Redux
6 2 (3.13%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Unix
2 4 (6.25%) Android
2 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 18 (28.13%) BDD
4 15 (23.44%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (21.88%) SDLC
5 14 (21.88%) User Stories
6 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 11 (17.19%) TDD
8 9 (14.06%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Test Management
10 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.38%) Analytics
11 6 (9.38%) Load Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
11 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.81%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.88%) C#
3 14 (21.88%) PHP
3 14 (21.88%) Python
4 9 (14.06%) SQL
5 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
6 4 (6.25%) VBScript
7 2 (3.13%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) HP
2 5 (7.81%) Xamarin
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Telerik