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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 93 101
Rank change year-on-year +38 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 45 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.16% 1.43% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.63% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 17
Median daily rate £340 £315 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £430 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 1236 1782 1822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.80% 87.83% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1238 1287
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 34
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -25.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +25 36 £350 +13.82% 9
Halifax +12 5 £320 -9.85% 2
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Bradford +6 1 - -
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (54.69%) Test Automation
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.19%) Selenium
4 25 (39.06%) Java
5 24 (37.50%) SDLC
6 23 (35.94%) BDD
7 21 (32.81%) Cucumber
7 21 (32.81%) WebDriver
8 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
9 18 (28.13%) XML
10 16 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (23.44%) Finance
11 15 (23.44%) Python
11 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
11 15 (23.44%) PHP
11 15 (23.44%) HTML
11 15 (23.44%) QA
11 15 (23.44%) Hudson
11 15 (23.44%) Bash Shell
12 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (21.88%) Unix
13 11 (17.19%) Manual Testing
14 10 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (14.06%) TDD
16 8 (12.50%) ISEB
16 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 8 (12.50%) SoapUI
17 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
17 7 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing

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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (42.19%) Selenium
2 21 (32.81%) Cucumber
2 21 (32.81%) WebDriver
3 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
4 15 (23.44%) Hudson
5 8 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
7 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (7.81%) Appium
8 5 (7.81%) JIRA
9 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.13%) Subversion
9 2 (3.13%) TestNG
9 2 (3.13%) UI Automator
10 1 (1.56%) Genymotion
10 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.56%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Tester
2 25 (39.06%) Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Automation Tester
4 17 (26.56%) Test Analyst
5 14 (21.88%) Selenium Tester
6 13 (20.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Web Automation Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Web Tester
9 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) QA Tester
9 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.69%) Finance Business Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Financial Business Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) XML
2 15 (23.44%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) .NET
4 4 (6.25%) SOAP
5 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Unix
2 2 (3.13%) Android
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Test Automation
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (37.50%) SDLC
4 23 (35.94%) BDD
5 16 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Manual Testing
8 10 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (14.06%) TDD
10 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
12 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.81%) Scrum
12 5 (7.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) Bash Shell
2 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.44%) PHP
2 15 (23.44%) Python
3 4 (6.25%) Groovy
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) HP