The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Chester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.01% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -25.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 116 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.20% 73.89% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 34
Average daily rate £320 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £179 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £25.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Scripting
Cheshire

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 1 August 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Data Security
3 3 (30.00%) Back Office
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) OpenSTA
1 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Workflow
1 3 (30.00%) Data Security
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle