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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 49 26
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.55% 1.19% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 1.64% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£375 £535 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.90% +107.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £507 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £544 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.05 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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
332 305 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 79.43% 72.62% 64.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 75
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% +35.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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
Preston - 4 £400 -
Blackpool -2 3 £375 -29.90% 2
Burnley - 1 £400 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £299 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) Java
3 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 12 (40.00%) ISEB
5 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
6 11 (36.67%) Oracle
6 11 (36.67%) JIRA
7 10 (33.33%) Selenium
7 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (33.33%) TDD
7 10 (33.33%) Validation
7 10 (33.33%) HND
7 10 (33.33%) Eclipse
7 10 (33.33%) Windows
7 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) V-Model
7 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
8 9 (30.00%) BDD
8 9 (30.00%) ERP
9 8 (26.67%) XML
9 8 (26.67%) UML
9 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 8 (26.67%) .NET
9 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
9 8 (26.67%) HTML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) JIRA
2 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) AWS Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Integration Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Information Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) XML
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 10 (33.33%) Validation
3 10 (33.33%) V-Model
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (30.00%) BDD
4 9 (30.00%) ERP
5 8 (26.67%) UML
5 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Logistics
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) ISEB
2 10 (33.33%) HND
2 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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