The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 19 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.67% 1.49% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 1.88% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 1
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£364 £353 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +18.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.07%
Test Scripting
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
287 372 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 79.72% 79.32% 55.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 213 73
Average daily rate £390 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 21
Average hourly rate £30.96 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £15.81 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £47.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +7 12 £351 +0.28%
Preston - 7 £438 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £338 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (36.36%) SQL
1 16 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 15 (34.09%) Relational Database
2 15 (34.09%) QA
2 15 (34.09%) Oracle
3 13 (29.55%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
4 12 (27.27%) HP
4 12 (27.27%) UNIX
5 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (22.73%) Migration
6 10 (22.73%) Linux
6 10 (22.73%) HTML
7 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
7 9 (20.45%) ERP
7 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
7 9 (20.45%) JIRA
7 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
7 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
8 8 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 8 (18.18%) UML
8 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 8 (18.18%) XML
9 7 (15.91%) SAP
9 7 (15.91%) Windows

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) Relational Database
2 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
3 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) JIRA
2 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
3 6 (13.64%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (4.55%) LoadUI
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.55%) JMeter
4 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Tester
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Tester
6 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Information Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Software Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) SAP Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) HTML
2 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) EDI
4 1 (2.27%) Java SE
4 1 (2.27%) Java EE
4 1 (2.27%) Java EE 5
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
1 7 (15.91%) Data Structures
2 6 (13.64%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (13.64%) Data Conversion
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) UNIX
2 10 (22.73%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Windows
4 6 (13.64%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 10 (22.73%) Migration
3 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
3 9 (20.45%) ERP
3 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
3 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
4 8 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 8 (18.18%) UML
4 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.64%) Supply Chain Management
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Logistics
8 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.82%) SDLC
9 3 (6.82%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.64%) COBOL
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) OCP
5 1 (2.27%) OCA
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.27%) OCAJ
5 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle
2 12 (27.27%) HP
3 7 (15.91%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) BT