Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 85 121
Rank change year-on-year +8 +36 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 104 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.06% 2.31% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 2.65% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 35
West Yorkshire median daily rate £335 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £264 £263 £255
90th Percentile £488 £432 £405
Yorkshire median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.08% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.00 -

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 2,997 2,413 3,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.12% 86.92% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,033 1,623 2,358
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £297 £277 £285
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 48 60
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.66 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.61 £13.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +58.54% -16.80% -6.55%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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 0 82 £335 +3.08% 17
Halifax 0 10 £296 -7.50% 1
Bradford -1 5 £450 - 2
Wakefield - 2 £225 -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) Test Automation
3 45 (43.27%) Selenium
4 39 (37.50%) C#
5 32 (30.77%) Java
5 32 (30.77%) User Stories
6 30 (28.85%) BDD
7 28 (26.92%) SQL
8 25 (24.04%) Scrum
9 23 (22.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 23 (22.12%) Exploratory Testing
10 22 (21.15%) API Testing
10 22 (21.15%) Finance
11 19 (18.27%) Regression Testing
11 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
12 18 (17.31%) SoapUI
13 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
14 16 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (15.38%) E-Commerce
15 15 (14.42%) Manual Testing
16 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
16 14 (13.46%) SOAP
16 14 (13.46%) JMeter
16 14 (13.46%) System Integration Testing
17 13 (12.50%) Defect Management
18 12 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
18 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (11.54%) QA
18 12 (11.54%) TDD
19 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared

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 3 (2.88%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) Big Data
3 2 (1.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 45 (43.27%) Selenium
2 18 (17.31%) SoapUI
3 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
4 14 (13.46%) JMeter
5 11 (10.58%) SpecFlow
6 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
6 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
6 10 (9.62%) JIRA
7 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.88%) Appium
8 3 (2.88%) AppVeyor
8 3 (2.88%) CircleCI
8 3 (2.88%) Maven
9 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.96%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.96%) fastlane
10 1 (0.96%) Gradle
10 1 (0.96%) Mocha
10 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Marketing
5 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (36.54%) Analyst
2 31 (29.81%) Test Analyst
3 29 (27.88%) Tester
4 19 (18.27%) Automation Tester
5 11 (10.58%) Test Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Test Leader
6 10 (9.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Manual Test Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 7 (6.73%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (5.77%) Performance Tester
10 5 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) SOAP
2 5 (4.81%) HTML
2 5 (4.81%) XML
3 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.88%) Node.js
5 1 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) Chai
5 1 (0.96%) Kafka
5 1 (0.96%) Middleware
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.81%) User Experience
2 4 (3.85%) NHS
3 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Linux
2 6 (5.77%) Android
2 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) Test Automation
3 32 (30.77%) User Stories
4 30 (28.85%) BDD
5 25 (24.04%) Scrum
6 23 (22.12%) Exploratory Testing
6 23 (22.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 22 (21.15%) API Testing
8 19 (18.27%) Regression Testing
8 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
9 16 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 15 (14.42%) Manual Testing
11 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
11 14 (13.46%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (12.50%) Defect Management
13 12 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (11.54%) TDD
14 10 (9.62%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) C#
2 32 (30.77%) Java
3 28 (26.92%) SQL
4 10 (9.62%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.88%) Kotlin
6 3 (2.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) ISEB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.92%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) GDPR
3 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (2.88%) Splunk
2 2 (1.92%) SAP
2 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle