Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 November 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 128 66
Rank change year-on-year +43 -62 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 105 80 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.36% 1.47% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.74% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 163
Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.73% -0.77% +5.69%
10th Percentile £255 £246 £249
90th Percentile £519 £439 £563
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +31.58%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3700 4586 5092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.33% 84.15% 83.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2983 3490
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £537
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 132 178
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.01 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £41.95 £34.74
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
West Yorkshire +14 64 £350 +16.67% 21
South Yorkshire +40 34 £428 +9.62%
North Yorkshire +12 4 £406 +1.56% 3
East Yorkshire -7 2 £325 +109.68%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 66 (62.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (45.71%) Selenium
4 41 (39.05%) Java
5 30 (28.57%) BDD
6 29 (27.62%) Manual Testing
7 28 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 26 (24.76%) Cucumber
8 26 (24.76%) Finance
9 25 (23.81%) WebDriver
10 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (20.00%) TDD
12 19 (18.10%) SDLC
13 18 (17.14%) SoapUI
13 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
14 17 (16.19%) XML
15 16 (15.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (15.24%) Scrum
15 16 (15.24%) User Stories
16 15 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
16 15 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
16 15 (14.29%) Tomcat
16 15 (14.29%) C#
17 14 (13.33%) HTML
17 14 (13.33%) PHP
17 14 (13.33%) Python
17 14 (13.33%) DNS
17 14 (13.33%) HP UFT
17 14 (13.33%) OpenDNS

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 15 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.95%) Confluence
3 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.33%) OpenDNS
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) Maltego
2 6 (5.71%) Big Data
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (45.71%) Selenium
2 26 (24.76%) Cucumber
3 25 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 18 (17.14%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 12 (11.43%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.62%) Hudson
8 7 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.71%) AppVeyor
9 6 (5.71%) CircleCI
9 6 (5.71%) JIRA
10 5 (4.76%) Calabash
10 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.81%) Capybara
12 3 (2.86%) MSTest
12 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (1.90%) Appium
13 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.95%) RSpec
14 1 (0.95%) YouTrack
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Publishing
4 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Legal
5 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Games
6 2 (1.90%) Law
6 2 (1.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (40.00%) Analyst
2 37 (35.24%) Tester
3 26 (24.76%) Test Analyst
4 25 (23.81%) Automation Tester
5 11 (10.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 11 (10.48%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (8.57%) Java Automation Tester
7 8 (7.62%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Manual Tester
10 5 (4.76%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Financial Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Web Tester
12 3 (2.86%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) XML
2 15 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (13.33%) HTML
4 13 (12.38%) .NET
5 10 (9.52%) SOAP
6 5 (4.76%) Node.js
6 5 (4.76%) React
6 5 (4.76%) Redux
7 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.90%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.95%) RESTful
9 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Unix
2 4 (3.81%) Android
2 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (62.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.57%) BDD
4 29 (27.62%) Manual Testing
5 28 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 21 (20.00%) TDD
6 21 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.10%) SDLC
8 16 (15.24%) Scrum
8 16 (15.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (15.24%) User Stories
9 15 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
10 14 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
10 14 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (11.43%) Project Planning
11 12 (11.43%) Test Management
12 11 (10.48%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (9.52%) Open Source
14 9 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.05%) Java
2 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (14.29%) C#
4 14 (13.33%) PHP
4 14 (13.33%) Python
5 9 (8.57%) SQL
6 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.71%) Ruby
8 4 (3.81%) VBScript
9 2 (1.90%) Scala
9 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.57%) ISEB
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) HP
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.76%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.81%) IBM
5 3 (2.86%) Intel
6 2 (1.90%) Infor
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle
7 1 (0.95%) Telerik