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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.52% 1.24% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.42% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £350 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
154 212 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.63% 87.97% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 146 71
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 31
Average hourly rate £24.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.91 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016, 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

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