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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.80% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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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
107 142 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.83% 77.60% 71.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 40
Average daily rate £325 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £31.56 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Security
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) IVR
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) XML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) OpenSTA
1 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Flash
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Security
1 3 (33.33%) Workflow
1 3 (33.33%) ETL
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft