The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.40% 1.08% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.00% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £298 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -25.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
317 150 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.89% 53.96% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 71 161
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £15.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Scripting
North West

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
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 1 August 2014. 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
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Lancaster - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) CaliberRM
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (33.33%) APMP
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Curam
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) E-business
7 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) CaliberRM
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) E-business
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) BPMN
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (33.33%) APMP
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) PMP
5 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Curam
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle