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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.20% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.82% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
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£260 £320 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £253 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £320 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
606 610 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.92% 73.94% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 291 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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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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 -
Warrington - 3 - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (38.10%) SQL
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) IVR
5 4 (19.05%) Release Management
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (14.29%) Banking
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Data Security
6 3 (14.29%) Back Office
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Intranet
6 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) VB
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) GSM

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 2 (9.52%) GSM
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
3 1 (4.76%) OpenSTA
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Junior
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) JSP
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Release Management
3 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Data Security
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) PMP
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec
2 2 (9.52%) CA
2 2 (9.52%) Stellent