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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 22 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.20% 6.14% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 7.52% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 11
Median daily rate £306 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.81% -9.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
332 319 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.45% 81.59% 81.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 216 239
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.50 £51.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Preston -2 5 £349 -0.42%
Blackpool -12 5 £276 -26.33% 1
Lytham St Annes -5 3 £308 -3.22%
Chorley - 3 - -
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) ERP
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (17.39%) IFS
8 3 (13.04%) VME
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) COBOL
9 2 (8.70%) Middleware
9 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
9 2 (8.70%) CaliberRM
10 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.35%) Retail
10 1 (4.35%) Data 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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.70%) CaliberRM
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Development Team Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Team Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) IFS Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Change Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
1 4 (17.39%) ERP
1 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
1 4 (17.39%) System Testing
1 4 (17.39%) Validation
2 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Business Development
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Test Management
3 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
3 1 (4.35%) UML
3 1 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Citrix
1 4 (17.39%) IFS
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP