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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.23% 3.02% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 3.83% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 1
Average daily rate £525 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
314 339 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.11% 78.84% 66.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 231 90
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £47.40 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £525 -
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 11 (36.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
4 9 (30.00%) Test Management
5 8 (26.67%) Use Case
6 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.00%) C++
7 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (20.00%) ETL
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.00%) ERwin
7 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (16.67%) Data Security
8 5 (16.67%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Informatica
8 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (13.33%) SAP
9 4 (13.33%) DSDM
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.33%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) ERwin
2 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) JMeter
6 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) ETL Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) ERP Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 11 (36.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
4 9 (30.00%) Test Management
5 8 (26.67%) Use Case
6 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (20.00%) ETL
7 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Data Security
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) DSDM
9 4 (13.33%) Feature Driven Development
9 4 (13.33%) Kanban
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum-ban
9 4 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C++
1 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Ada
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) COBOL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) Scala
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Informatica
4 4 (13.33%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) Baan
6 2 (6.67%) Infor
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) Micro Focus
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat