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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 34 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.33% 1.17% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.52% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £250 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £342 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +27.40%

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
221 328 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.99% 76.64% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 221 214
Median daily rate £380 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.13% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £35.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.90 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +17 5 £250 -52.83%
Preston - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (33.33%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (33.33%) Marketing
2 5 (33.33%) Email Marketing
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Rational Robot
4 3 (20.00%) SQLPlus
5 2 (13.33%) ClearQuest
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse

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 (13.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (20.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Rational Robot
2 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (13.33%) ClearQuest
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) CRM Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) CRM
1 5 (33.33%) Email Marketing
1 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM