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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.26% 2.66% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 3.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£245 £373 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.22% +15.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £320 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
569 558 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.93% 74.10% 63.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 242 306
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 25 July 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
(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
Chester - 4 £260 - 1
Warrington -23 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) VB
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Workflow
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) IVR
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) C
6 3 (15.00%) C++
6 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.00%) VBScript
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.00%) MySQL
6 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (15.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP APO
1 1 (5.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) GSM
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) Intranet
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) OpenSTA
2 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.00%) Flash
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Security
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) VB
4 4 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.00%) VBScript
5 3 (15.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) CA
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 2 (10.00%) Stellent
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
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