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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 41 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.45% 0.96% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.08% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +36.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
Test Scripting
Cheshire

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
172 185 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 77.48% 88.52% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 108 51
Median daily rate £413 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 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 27 June 2016, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (50.00%) Vertica
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau
1 1 (50.00%) Talend
1 1 (50.00%) Vertica