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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 84 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 65 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.38% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.90% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 21
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£360 £324 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £246 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £394 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.05 £140.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.96% +254.68%
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
2540 1995 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 72.28% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1017 860
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -7 30 £294 -4.63% 14
Lancashire - 13 £400 - 2
Cheshire +2 9 £300 +114.28% 7
Merseyside -9 7 £220 -45.00% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (31.63%) Oracle
2 28 (28.57%) Java
2 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) SQL
4 25 (25.51%) ISEB
5 24 (24.49%) Windows
6 23 (23.47%) Security Cleared
7 21 (21.43%) TDD
7 21 (21.43%) Finance
8 20 (20.41%) Software Testing
9 19 (19.39%) Linux
10 18 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (17.35%) Software Engineering
11 17 (17.35%) JIRA
12 16 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (16.33%) Eclipse
13 14 (14.29%) Test Planning
13 14 (14.29%) Selenium
13 14 (14.29%) Integration Testing
14 13 (13.27%) V-Model
14 13 (13.27%) ISTQB
14 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (13.27%) Validation
15 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
16 11 (11.22%) QA
16 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
16 11 (11.22%) Test Management
17 10 (10.20%) DV Cleared
17 10 (10.20%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (6.12%) WebLogic
1 6 (6.12%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) CICS
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Drupal
3 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Project
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (3.06%) Agresso
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.02%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Internet
2 6 (6.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.12%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.12%) Big Data
3 4 (4.08%) MySQL
3 4 (4.08%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) JIRA
2 16 (16.33%) Eclipse
3 14 (14.29%) Selenium
4 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
6 9 (9.18%) Cucumber
7 7 (7.14%) Ant
7 7 (7.14%) JUnit
8 6 (6.12%) Subversion
8 6 (6.12%) Gradle
8 6 (6.12%) Mercurial
9 5 (5.10%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (4.08%) QAComplete
11 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
13 1 (1.02%) XMLUnit
13 1 (1.02%) MSTest
13 1 (1.02%) JMeter
13 1 (1.02%) HttpUnit
13 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Retail
2 6 (6.12%) Marketing
3 5 (5.10%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Billing
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Analyst
2 28 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 24 (24.49%) Developer
4 16 (16.33%) Tester
5 14 (14.29%) Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle CRM Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.08%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.06%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Web Services
2 8 (8.16%) .NET
3 6 (6.12%) EJB
3 6 (6.12%) JMS
3 6 (6.12%) Java EE
3 6 (6.12%) JSON
4 4 (4.08%) jQuery
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.06%) HTML
5 3 (3.06%) XML
6 2 (2.04%) SOAP
6 2 (2.04%) RESTful
7 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.02%) J2EE
7 1 (1.02%) EDI
7 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) Open Source
3 4 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Life Science
5 2 (2.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Linux
3 6 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.06%) UNIX
5 2 (2.04%) VME
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.43%) TDD
3 20 (20.41%) Software Testing
4 18 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (17.35%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 14 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 13 (13.27%) V-Model
7 13 (13.27%) Validation
8 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
9 11 (11.22%) Test Management
10 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
10 10 (10.20%) Scrum
10 10 (10.20%) CRM
11 9 (9.18%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.18%) Functional Testing
11 9 (9.18%) BDD
12 7 (7.14%) System Testing
12 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
2 27 (27.55%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) C#
4 4 (4.08%) PHP
5 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.06%) COBOL
5 3 (3.06%) C
6 2 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) VBScript
7 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) ISEB
2 23 (23.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (13.27%) ISTQB
5 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.20%) DV Cleared
6 10 (10.20%) HND
7 3 (3.06%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.12%) Puppet
2 6 (6.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) HP
3 6 (6.12%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.12%) Atlassian
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.06%) Siebel
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Sun
7 1 (1.02%) Intel
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.02%) AppSense
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £235 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 days ago