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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 35 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 1.29% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.54% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Median daily rate £313 £428 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.90% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £355 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £575 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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
411 778 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.75% 83.57% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 488 379
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Warrington +29 4 £470 -
Macclesfield -1 2 £163 -67.50%
Ellesmere Port - 2 £313 -
Chester +6 1 £315 +43.18%
Crewe - 1 £275 -
Knutsford - 1 £313 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
1 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (16.67%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements

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 (8.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.17%) ASP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) JSTL
1 2 (8.33%) REST
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) Struts
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (16.67%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) ANSI SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) HND
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (8.33%) GAMP
1 2 (8.33%) GMP
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) hybris
2 2 (8.33%) Hyperion
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Saba
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow