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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 0.70% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.83% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 4
Average daily rate £470 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £325 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
934 840 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.52% 84.08% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 530 309
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.82 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 7 £475 -
Macclesfield - 5 £470 -
Chester 0 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Open Source
6 7 (29.17%) Test Management
7 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Microservices
7 6 (25.00%) SOA
7 6 (25.00%) SAP
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) QA
8 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
8 5 (20.83%) SWIFT
8 5 (20.83%) High Availability
9 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 3 (12.50%) Degree
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Project Management
10 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Use Case
10 3 (12.50%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Business Finance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Finance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) SWIFT
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Open Source
4 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 6 (25.00%) Microservices
5 6 (25.00%) SOA
5 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) High Availability
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) SDLC
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Use Case
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) MBA
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Ariba
4 1 (4.17%) Tableau
4 1 (4.17%) Talend
4 1 (4.17%) Vertica
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