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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
Rank 71 69 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 62 97 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 2.50% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 3.09% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 32
Median daily rate £275 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £530 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.43 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
2102 3141 2435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 100
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.75 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Manchester +3 31 £240 -20.06% 19
Cheshire +29 12 £313 -26.47% 3
Lancashire -2 6 £250 -52.38%
Merseyside -17 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 45 (39.13%) SQL
2 30 (26.09%) Java
2 30 (26.09%) Selenium
3 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (21.74%) QA
5 24 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (20.00%) Oracle
7 22 (19.13%) Defect Management
8 21 (18.26%) JIRA
9 18 (15.65%) Finance
9 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
10 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 15 (13.04%) Manual Testing
11 14 (12.17%) Migration
11 14 (12.17%) PL/SQL
12 13 (11.30%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.30%) Scrum
12 13 (11.30%) Retail
13 12 (10.43%) Unit Testing
13 12 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.43%) BDD
14 11 (9.57%) QA Automation
14 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database
14 11 (9.57%) .NET
14 11 (9.57%) SOAP
14 11 (9.57%) XML
15 10 (8.70%) Project Management
15 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
16 9 (7.83%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (6.96%) High Availability

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (3.48%) GlassFish
1 4 (3.48%) JBoss
1 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.87%) CICS
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Office
1 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.87%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) IaaS
2 1 (0.87%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Firewall
1 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.87%) FTP
2 1 (0.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) LAN
2 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.61%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) DB2
6 2 (1.74%) QlikView
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.87%) MS Access
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Selenium
2 21 (18.26%) JIRA
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (5.22%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.22%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.35%) JMeter
5 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.61%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.61%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.61%) Rational Robot
6 3 (2.61%) TestNG
7 2 (1.74%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.74%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.74%) Firebug
7 2 (1.74%) Log4j
7 2 (1.74%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.87%) PhantomJS
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Retail
3 3 (2.61%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (33.91%) Analyst
2 19 (16.52%) Tester
3 17 (14.78%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) Consultant
5 13 (11.30%) Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Automation Tester
6 9 (7.83%) QA Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.09%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.22%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Tester
10 5 (4.35%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) .NET
1 11 (9.57%) SOAP
1 11 (9.57%) XML
2 8 (6.96%) Web Services
3 6 (5.22%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.35%) REST
5 4 (3.48%) J2EE
5 4 (3.48%) JSTL
5 4 (3.48%) Spring
6 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.74%) Struts
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.87%) CSS
7 1 (0.87%) CSS3
7 1 (0.87%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.87%) Node.js
7 1 (0.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) NHS
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.74%) FMCG
3 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.87%) AS400
4 1 (0.87%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) RIA
4 1 (0.87%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.48%) Unix
2 2 (1.74%) AIX
2 2 (1.74%) Solaris
2 2 (1.74%) Windows
3 1 (0.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (19.13%) Defect Management
4 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
5 15 (13.04%) Manual Testing
5 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 14 (12.17%) Migration
7 13 (11.30%) Regression Testing
7 13 (11.30%) Scrum
8 12 (10.43%) BDD
8 12 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (10.43%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.57%) QA Automation
10 10 (8.70%) Project Management
11 8 (6.96%) Functional Testing
11 8 (6.96%) High Availability
11 8 (6.96%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.96%) TDD
11 8 (6.96%) Validation
12 7 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.13%) SQL
2 30 (26.09%) Java
3 14 (12.17%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.22%) C#
5 4 (3.48%) Ruby
6 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.74%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (0.87%) COBOL
7 1 (0.87%) JCL
7 1 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) RPG
7 1 (0.87%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) ISEB
2 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.74%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.74%) GAMP
2 2 (1.74%) GMP
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.48%) hybris
3 4 (3.48%) IBM
3 4 (3.48%) Tableau
4 3 (2.61%) HP
4 3 (2.61%) IFS
5 2 (1.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.87%) Perforce
6 1 (0.87%) Saba
6 1 (0.87%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.87%) WorldPay
North West
Robert Walters
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Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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