The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.49% 1.01% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.30% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £155 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -52.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £155 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £251 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
Test Scripting
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 9 £300 - 2
Chester +8 1 £275 +77.41%
Wilmslow - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) CRM
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (42.86%) EAM
2 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (35.71%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) MySQL
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) IVR
6 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (7.14%) ISEB
6 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
6 1 (7.14%) Java

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) MSTest
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle CRM Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) CRM Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) jQuery
1 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IVR
1 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) CRM
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) EAM
2 5 (35.71%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle