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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 84 83 100
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.42% 1.26% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.53% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 4
Median daily rate £275 £294 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +1.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £340 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1131 1571 1522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.34% 82.51% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1093 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £36.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Leeds -1 14 £275 -8.33% 21
Halifax - 5 £295 - 1
Bradford +5 1 - -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) Manual Testing
4 16 (32.65%) Selenium
5 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (26.53%) SoapUI
7 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) Java
8 10 (20.41%) SQL
8 10 (20.41%) SDLC
9 9 (18.37%) SOAP
9 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
9 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
9 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
10 8 (16.33%) TDD
11 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 7 (14.29%) BDD
11 7 (14.29%) Groovy
11 7 (14.29%) User Stories
11 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
12 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
12 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
12 6 (12.24%) XML
12 6 (12.24%) .NET
12 6 (12.24%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 2 (4.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Selenium
2 13 (26.53%) SoapUI
3 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.12%) JIRA
7 3 (6.12%) JUnit
7 3 (6.12%) RSpec
8 2 (4.08%) Appium
8 2 (4.08%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.08%) Hudson
8 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.04%) JMeter
9 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.04%) Subversion
9 1 (2.04%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
2 24 (48.98%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Test Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Tester
4 8 (16.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.16%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.12%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (6.12%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) SOAP
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) XML
3 5 (10.20%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.12%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Manual Testing
3 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) SDLC
6 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.29%) User Stories
8 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
9 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
10 5 (10.20%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) Groovy
3 5 (10.20%) Scala
4 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.08%) C++
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) XPath
4 2 (4.08%) XQuery
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) ISEB
1 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) HP