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 28 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 102 85
Rank change year-on-year +39 -17  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 60 39 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.94% 1.39% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.61% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 35
Median daily rate £350 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £265 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
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 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 1721 2417 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.32% 86.29% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1668 1708
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 53
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.39 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +38 45 £340 +7.93% 14
South Yorkshire +8 12 £700 +81.81% 2
East Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 2
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 49 (56.98%) Test Automation
2 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.05%) Selenium
4 27 (31.40%) Java
5 25 (29.07%) SDLC
6 24 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (27.91%) BDD
7 23 (26.74%) WebDriver
8 22 (25.58%) Cucumber
9 20 (23.26%) Manual Testing
9 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
9 20 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (22.09%) Finance
10 19 (22.09%) XML
11 18 (20.93%) QA
12 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (19.77%) Unix
12 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
13 16 (18.60%) Hudson
13 16 (18.60%) Bash Shell
13 16 (18.60%) Python
13 16 (18.60%) HTML
13 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
13 16 (18.60%) PHP
14 11 (12.79%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (10.47%) Technical Analysis
15 9 (10.47%) Cyber Intelligence
15 9 (10.47%) OpenDNS
15 9 (10.47%) Maltego

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 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) OpenDNS
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) Maltego
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Selenium
2 23 (26.74%) WebDriver
3 22 (25.58%) Cucumber
4 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
5 16 (18.60%) Hudson
6 8 (9.30%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.98%) JIRA
8 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.81%) Appium
10 4 (4.65%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.33%) Subversion
11 2 (2.33%) TestNG
11 2 (2.33%) UI Automator
12 1 (1.16%) Genymotion
12 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (1.16%) MSTest
12 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Marketing
3 4 (4.65%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 36 (41.86%) Tester
3 23 (26.74%) Test Analyst
4 22 (25.58%) Automation Tester
5 15 (17.44%) Selenium Tester
6 14 (16.28%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 9 (10.47%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Web Automation Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Web Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.65%) QA Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.49%) Data Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Financial Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Financial Business Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) XML
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 9 (10.47%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (8.14%) .NET
5 4 (4.65%) SOAP
6 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.16%) Mason
7 1 (1.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.33%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Unix
2 2 (2.33%) Android
2 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.98%) Test Automation
2 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.07%) SDLC
4 24 (27.91%) BDD
4 24 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (23.26%) Manual Testing
6 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
7 11 (12.79%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Cyber Intelligence
8 9 (10.47%) TDD
8 9 (10.47%) Technical Analysis
9 8 (9.30%) Project Planning
10 7 (8.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (8.14%) Defect Management
10 7 (8.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Threat Intelligence
11 6 (6.98%) Software Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) Java
2 16 (18.60%) Bash Shell
2 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
2 16 (18.60%) PHP
2 16 (18.60%) Python
3 7 (8.14%) SQL
4 4 (4.65%) Groovy
5 2 (2.33%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.33%) Scala
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.16%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) ISEB
2 6 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.49%) Kibana
3 2 (2.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) HP
2 4 (4.65%) IBM
3 3 (3.49%) Intel
4 2 (2.33%) Ariba
4 2 (2.33%) Informatica
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
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