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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 62 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 1.83% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.38% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 14
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£300 £299 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -19.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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
607 756 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 76.83% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 344 310
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 7 £300 - 1
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) IVR
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (18.75%) Release Management
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (18.75%) MSTest
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (18.75%) Marketing
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) EAM
4 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) GSM
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) MSTest
2 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) OpenSTA
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle CRM Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) CRM Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Principle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
1 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) EAM
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle