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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.56% 4.35% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 4.93% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.19 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-5.54% +124.19%
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
253 487 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.83% 88.22% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 348 185
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -41.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.27 £21.50 £18.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £57.73 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +16 2 £375 -33.33%
Chorley - 2 £480 -
Blackburn - 1 £350 -
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (21.43%) System Testing
5 6 (21.43%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) IFS
6 5 (17.86%) Unix
6 5 (17.86%) ERP
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) VME
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.71%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) ISEB
8 3 (10.71%) Windows
8 3 (10.71%) COBOL
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.14%) CaliberRM
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Robot
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) IFS Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) IFS Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IFS Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) IFS Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) VME
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) System Testing
2 5 (17.86%) ERP
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) UML
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Business Development
6 1 (3.57%) Data Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) COBOL
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) ISEB
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) IFS
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
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