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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.46% 0.74% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.36% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate
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£321 £298 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -10.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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
307 147 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.90% 54.24% 60.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 69 151
Average daily rate £425 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 11
Average hourly rate £63.00 £70.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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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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
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) Internet
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) CaliberRM
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (28.57%) APMP
5 4 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) Curam
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (7.14%) Use Case
8 1 (7.14%) Time Management
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) BPMN

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) CaliberRM
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Trainee Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Trainee
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
1 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) BPMN
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) E-business
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (28.57%) APMP
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) PMP
6 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Curam
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle