Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 87 110
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -42
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 98 74 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.85% 2.43% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.81% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 56 34
West Yorkshire median daily rate £339 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £255 £255
90th Percentile £438 £488 £429
Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -6.85% +12.31% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 3,005 2,636 3,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.48% 86.57% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,047 1,822 1,996
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -4.13%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.90 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.53
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.10% +0.22%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +32 83 £343 -1.93% 8
Halifax -5 3 £284 -11.33% 1
Wakefield +3 2 £325 -13.33%
Bradford -21 2 £300 -11.11%
Bingley - 1 £375 -
Pudsey - 1 £388 -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
2 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.49%) Regression Testing
4 22 (22.45%) QA
5 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
7 19 (19.39%) Selenium
8 18 (18.37%) C#
8 18 (18.37%) E-Commerce
8 18 (18.37%) User Stories
8 18 (18.37%) Exploratory Testing
9 16 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
9 16 (16.33%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (15.31%) ISTQB
10 15 (15.31%) SQL
10 15 (15.31%) JMeter
10 15 (15.31%) API Testing
11 14 (14.29%) ISEB
11 14 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 13 (13.27%) Java
12 13 (13.27%) Linux
12 13 (13.27%) SDLC
12 13 (13.27%) Defect Management
13 12 (12.24%) Functional Testing
13 12 (12.24%) Cucumber
14 11 (11.22%) Load Testing
14 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
14 11 (11.22%) Gatling

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 4 (4.08%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.04%) SAP HR
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Payroll
1 2 (2.04%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Big Data
1 8 (8.16%) MySQL
2 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.06%) HBase
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Selenium
2 15 (15.31%) JMeter
3 12 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 11 (11.22%) Gatling
4 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.20%) WebDriver
6 8 (8.16%) JIRA
6 8 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.06%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.02%) PyCharm
11 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Publishing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Analyst
1 47 (47.96%) Test Analyst
2 24 (24.49%) Tester
3 12 (12.24%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.14%) Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Manual Test Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Manual Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.06%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) SOAP
2 5 (5.10%) Web Services
3 4 (4.08%) .NET
4 3 (3.06%) Kafka
4 3 (3.06%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) JSON
5 2 (2.04%) REST
5 2 (2.04%) XSLT
6 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.02%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) SCADA
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (2.04%) Android
3 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
2 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.49%) Regression Testing
4 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
6 18 (18.37%) E-Commerce
6 18 (18.37%) Exploratory Testing
6 18 (18.37%) User Stories
7 16 (16.33%) Defect Tracking
7 16 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.31%) API Testing
9 14 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.27%) Defect Management
10 13 (13.27%) SDLC
11 12 (12.24%) Functional Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Load Testing
13 10 (10.20%) BDD
13 10 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) C#
2 15 (15.31%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) Java
4 9 (9.18%) PHP
5 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.06%) Python
6 3 (3.06%) Scala
7 2 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.29%) ISEB
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Grafana
2 9 (9.18%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.02%) Graphite
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) JD Edwards
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
4 2 (2.04%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.04%) Trustwave
4 2 (2.04%) Workday
4 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.02%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.02%) Hortonworks