The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.24% 2.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
208 210 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 85.95% 85.37% 75.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 68 32
Average daily rate £401 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £222 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £20.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Chester region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Chester region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Fireworks
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (25.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe