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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 103 96 94
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.11% 1.53% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.89% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 20
Median daily rate £275 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1781 2280 2161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.45% 80.97% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1542 1396
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +5 19 £275 -8.33% 20
South Yorkshire -15 3 £348 -0.71% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (36.67%) QA
2 21 (35.00%) Selenium
3 20 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 18 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (23.33%) Java
5 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
5 14 (23.33%) SDLC
6 13 (21.67%) WebDriver
6 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
6 13 (21.67%) SQL
7 12 (20.00%) TDD
8 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
8 11 (18.33%) BDD
9 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 10 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.00%) SOAP
10 9 (15.00%) Gherkin
11 7 (11.67%) Web Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Groovy
11 7 (11.67%) .NET
11 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
11 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
11 7 (11.67%) User Stories
11 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
11 7 (11.67%) Defect Tracking

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 2 (3.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
2 13 (21.67%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.00%) JIRA
6 3 (5.00%) JUnit
6 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.00%) Robot Framework
6 3 (5.00%) RSpec
7 2 (3.33%) Appium
7 2 (3.33%) FitNesse
7 2 (3.33%) Hudson
7 2 (3.33%) JMeter
8 1 (1.67%) MSTest
8 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.67%) Subversion
8 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Games
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Analyst
2 27 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (25.00%) Tester
4 10 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 8 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (11.67%) Java Automation Tester
6 7 (11.67%) Manual Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) UAT Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 9 (15.00%) SOAP
2 7 (11.67%) .NET
3 6 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 18 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
4 14 (23.33%) SDLC
5 12 (20.00%) TDD
6 11 (18.33%) BDD
6 11 (18.33%) Scrum
7 10 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
8 7 (11.67%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.67%) User Stories
8 7 (11.67%) Web Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Java
2 13 (21.67%) SQL
3 7 (11.67%) Groovy
4 5 (8.33%) Scala
5 3 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) XPath
6 2 (3.33%) XQuery
7 1 (1.67%) JCL
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ISEB
1 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) HP
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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