The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 78 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 54 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.65% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.26% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 21
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£350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £182 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £380 £500
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 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
Test Scripting
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2316 1990 1778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.62% 73.13% 66.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1021 939
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 102 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Manchester -6 18 £294 +2.98% 12
Cheshire +5 12 £300 +39.53% 2
Lancashire -9 11 £400 +100.00% 1
Merseyside -9 6 £220 -26.66% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) ISEB
3 20 (23.53%) Windows
3 20 (23.53%) Finance
3 20 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (22.35%) Java
5 18 (21.18%) Oracle
5 18 (21.18%) TDD
6 17 (20.00%) SQL
7 16 (18.82%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.47%) Selenium
8 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
8 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (15.29%) Eclipse
9 13 (15.29%) Linux
9 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
10 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (14.12%) QA
10 12 (14.12%) Test Planning
11 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
11 11 (12.94%) Integration Testing
11 11 (12.94%) Validation
12 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (10.59%) BDD
13 9 (10.59%) Test Management
13 9 (10.59%) JIRA
13 9 (10.59%) V-Model
13 9 (10.59%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
13 9 (10.59%) Web Services

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.71%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) CICS
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) Drupal
3 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (3.53%) Agresso
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (1.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Internet
2 4 (4.71%) Wireless
2 4 (4.71%) AMQP
3 1 (1.18%) GSM
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
3 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
1 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.71%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (16.47%) Selenium
2 13 (15.29%) Eclipse
3 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.59%) JIRA
4 7 (8.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.88%) Ant
5 5 (5.88%) JUnit
6 4 (4.71%) Subversion
6 4 (4.71%) Mercurial
6 4 (4.71%) Gradle
7 3 (3.53%) QAComplete
7 3 (3.53%) MSTest
8 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.18%) XMLUnit
8 1 (1.18%) HttpUnit
8 1 (1.18%) JMeter
8 1 (1.18%) Toad
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Marketing
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Billing
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Test Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Developer
3 17 (20.00%) Tester
4 12 (14.12%) Consultant
5 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle CRM Consultant
5 6 (7.06%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Test Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 4 (4.71%) JMS
2 4 (4.71%) EJB
2 4 (4.71%) Java EE
2 4 (4.71%) JSON
2 4 (4.71%) jQuery
2 4 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.35%) .NET
4 2 (2.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.18%) SOAP
5 1 (1.18%) Middleware
5 1 (1.18%) EDI
5 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Open Source
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.35%) IVR
4 2 (2.35%) Life Science
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.35%) VME
4 2 (2.35%) UNIX
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (21.18%) TDD
4 16 (18.82%) Software Testing
5 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
6 12 (14.12%) Test Planning
7 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
7 11 (12.94%) Integration Testing
7 11 (12.94%) Validation
8 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.59%) Test Management
8 9 (10.59%) BDD
8 9 (10.59%) V-Model
9 7 (8.24%) Scrum
9 7 (8.24%) CRM
9 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.06%) EAM
10 6 (7.06%) System Testing
11 5 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) Java
2 17 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.71%) PHP
4 3 (3.53%) C#
4 3 (3.53%) COBOL
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
5 1 (1.18%) VB
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) ISEB
2 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.59%) HND
5 8 (9.41%) ISTQB
6 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
2 4 (4.71%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.71%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.53%) Siebel
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Intel
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) Sun
6 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.18%) Nintex
6 1 (1.18%) Remedy
6 1 (1.18%) AppSense
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