The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 4.02% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 5.47% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 9
Average daily rate £250 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £515 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £250 - 1
Warrington -17 1 - - 5
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) QA
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 6 (26.09%) XML
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 6 (26.09%) VBScript
5 6 (26.09%) VB
5 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
5 6 (26.09%) .NET
5 6 (26.09%) MySQL
5 6 (26.09%) C
5 6 (26.09%) C#
5 6 (26.09%) C++
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) NHS
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 4 (17.39%) Workflow
8 3 (13.04%) Data Security
8 3 (13.04%) Back Office
8 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.04%) Risk Analysis

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP APO
1 1 (4.35%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (13.04%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Software Tester
4 5 (21.74%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Payroll Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) Data Security
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) Data Mapping
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
3 6 (26.09%) VBScript
3 6 (26.09%) VB
3 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
3 6 (26.09%) C
3 6 (26.09%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Stellent
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
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