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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.50% 1.46% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 2.22% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£400 £200 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £200 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £200 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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
343 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.95% 65.85% 57.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 75 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.02 £37.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +83.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
Blackburn - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
Preston - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (62.50%) Validation
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) ISEB
3 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) HND
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 9 (56.25%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) V-Model
3 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (12.50%) COBOL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Project
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
1 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Trainee Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Trainee
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) VME
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
2 10 (62.50%) Validation
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 9 (56.25%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) HND
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) AppSense
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix