Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 82 119
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 118 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.40% 2.47% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 2.83% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 40 30
West Yorkshire median daily rate £335 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +2.36% -0.78%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £262
90th Percentile £440 £425 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.54% - -

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 3,081 2,511 3,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.66% 87.22% 88.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,113 1,714 2,345
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £283
90th Percentile £550 £545 £546
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 52
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% +5.09%
10th Percentile £11.04 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.90 £27.38 £30.05
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.75
% change year-on-year +22.61% -3.73% +6.31%

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 September 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 22 September 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 +23 98 £340 +0.74% 7
Halifax 0 7 £291 -8.98% 2
Bradford -7 4 £300 -
Wakefield +1 1 £225 -40.00% 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 56 (47.46%) Test Automation
2 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) Selenium
3 33 (27.97%) Java
4 31 (26.27%) Software Testing
5 29 (24.58%) C#
6 27 (22.88%) BDD
7 26 (22.03%) JMeter
8 25 (21.19%) Scenario Testing
9 24 (20.34%) Performance Testing
10 23 (19.49%) Regression Testing
10 23 (19.49%) API Testing
10 23 (19.49%) User Stories
11 22 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
12 21 (17.80%) Exploratory Testing
12 21 (17.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (16.10%) Load Testing
14 18 (15.25%) Finance
14 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.41%) Manual Testing
16 16 (13.56%) ISEB
16 16 (13.56%) WebDriver
17 15 (12.71%) Git (software)
17 15 (12.71%) Cucumber
18 14 (11.86%) Defect Management
18 14 (11.86%) Linux
19 13 (11.02%) QA
20 12 (10.17%) ISTQB
20 12 (10.17%) SQL
20 12 (10.17%) 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 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) Big Data
2 8 (6.78%) MySQL
3 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.54%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.54%) HBase
4 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (27.97%) Selenium
2 26 (22.03%) JMeter
3 16 (13.56%) WebDriver
4 15 (12.71%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.71%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.32%) SpecFlow
6 10 (8.47%) Gatling
6 10 (8.47%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.54%) Appium
9 3 (2.54%) JIRA
9 3 (2.54%) Maven
10 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Retail
3 8 (6.78%) Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
4 5 (4.24%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Analyst
2 49 (41.53%) Test Analyst
3 29 (24.58%) Tester
4 18 (15.25%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.86%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.63%) Java Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Performance Tester
8 8 (6.78%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.08%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Manual Test Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.39%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 4 (3.39%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (2.54%) Performance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.78%) SOAP
2 4 (3.39%) Kafka
2 4 (3.39%) Web Services
3 3 (2.54%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.85%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.85%) Chai
4 1 (0.85%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) NHS
2 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.86%) Linux
2 10 (8.47%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) Android
3 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Test Automation
2 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (26.27%) Software Testing
4 27 (22.88%) BDD
5 25 (21.19%) Scenario Testing
6 24 (20.34%) Performance Testing
7 23 (19.49%) API Testing
7 23 (19.49%) Regression Testing
7 23 (19.49%) User Stories
8 22 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
9 21 (17.80%) Exploratory Testing
9 21 (17.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (16.10%) Load Testing
11 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
12 17 (14.41%) Manual Testing
13 14 (11.86%) Defect Management
14 12 (10.17%) Functional Testing
15 11 (9.32%) SDLC
16 10 (8.47%) SDET
17 9 (7.63%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.97%) Java
2 29 (24.58%) C#
3 12 (10.17%) SQL
4 9 (7.63%) PHP
5 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.39%) Python
7 3 (2.54%) Kotlin
7 3 (2.54%) Scala
8 2 (1.69%) C++
8 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) ISEB
2 12 (10.17%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.69%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.02%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Grafana
1 9 (7.63%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle
2 3 (2.54%) Splunk
3 2 (1.69%) SAP
3 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks