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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.44% 0.55% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 0.70% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Median daily rate £314 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
387 710 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.66% 78.54% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 459 331
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Macclesfield -2 3 £163 -67.50%
Chester - 3 £375 -
Warrington - 2 £470 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £313 -
Knutsford - 1 £313 - 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Validation
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) RUP
4 3 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) J2EE

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
1 2 (9.09%) JBoss
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Junior
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) JSTL
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) Struts
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.55%) EDI
3 1 (4.55%) EDIFACT
3 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Validation
3 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) RUP
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) RAD
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) HND
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (9.09%) GAMP
1 2 (9.09%) GMP
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) hybris
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Saba
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
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