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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 87 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 81 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 1.44% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.97% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 25
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£375 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £227 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.19% -21.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
2806 2231 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 72.79% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1611 1167 841
Average daily rate £398 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 112 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 -9 27 £300 +0.41% 7
Lancashire +23 25 £360 -29.58%
Merseyside - 14 £500 - 2
Cheshire -13 10 £388 +58.16% 6
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 43 (29.66%) Oracle
2 40 (27.59%) ISEB
2 40 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.21%) Security Cleared
3 38 (26.21%) SQL
4 35 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (23.45%) Test Strategy
6 33 (22.76%) QA
7 32 (22.07%) Java
8 30 (20.69%) Linux
9 28 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
10 27 (18.62%) Windows
11 26 (17.93%) Software Testing
12 24 (16.55%) Software Engineering
12 24 (16.55%) Waterfall
13 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
13 22 (15.17%) Integration Testing
13 22 (15.17%) Test Planning
14 20 (13.79%) Scrum
14 20 (13.79%) JIRA
15 19 (13.10%) TDD
15 19 (13.10%) SDLC
16 18 (12.41%) Oracle Database
16 18 (12.41%) HP
17 17 (11.72%) Finance
17 17 (11.72%) Eclipse
17 17 (11.72%) ISTQB
17 17 (11.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 16 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (10.34%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.21%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.83%) Confluence
4 6 (4.14%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.07%) JBoss
6 2 (1.38%) Apache
6 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.38%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.38%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.69%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) Internet
2 7 (4.83%) AMQP
3 5 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.28%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.28%) RDBMS
3 7 (4.83%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.83%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.83%) Big Data
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.07%) MySQL
6 2 (1.38%) MS Access
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) QlikView
7 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (13.79%) JIRA
2 17 (11.72%) Eclipse
3 13 (8.97%) Selenium
4 12 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 9 (6.21%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.21%) Ant
7 8 (5.52%) JUnit
7 8 (5.52%) Subversion
8 7 (4.83%) Mercurial
8 7 (4.83%) Gradle
9 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.38%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.38%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.69%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.69%) QAComplete
General
1 17 (11.72%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Marketing
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Billing
5 3 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (29.66%) Analyst
2 40 (27.59%) Test Analyst
3 23 (15.86%) Developer
4 21 (14.48%) Test Manager
5 19 (13.10%) Tester
6 12 (8.28%) Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) AWS Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Oracle CRM Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) CRM Consultant
11 4 (2.76%) Functional Tester
11 4 (2.76%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Applications Tester
12 3 (2.07%) Performance Test Analyst
12 3 (2.07%) Integration Tester
12 3 (2.07%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) .NET
2 9 (6.21%) Web Services
2 9 (6.21%) HTML
3 8 (5.52%) XML
4 7 (4.83%) EJB
4 7 (4.83%) JMS
4 7 (4.83%) Java EE
4 7 (4.83%) JSON
5 4 (2.76%) Middleware
6 3 (2.07%) jQuery
6 3 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.38%) RESTful
7 2 (1.38%) SOAP
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
8 1 (0.69%) J2EE
8 1 (0.69%) Flash
8 1 (0.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) Data Conversion
2 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.38%) NHS
3 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.69%) User Experience
4 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.69%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Linux
2 27 (18.62%) Windows
3 10 (6.90%) UNIX
4 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.14%) VME
6 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.38%) HPUX
7 2 (1.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 34 (23.45%) Test Strategy
4 26 (17.93%) Software Testing
5 24 (16.55%) Waterfall
5 24 (16.55%) Software Engineering
6 22 (15.17%) Integration Testing
6 22 (15.17%) Test Planning
7 20 (13.79%) Scrum
8 19 (13.10%) TDD
8 19 (13.10%) SDLC
9 16 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.66%) Validation
11 14 (9.66%) Migration
11 14 (9.66%) Regression Testing
12 13 (8.97%) V-Model
13 11 (7.59%) Automated Testing
13 11 (7.59%) ERP
13 11 (7.59%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.21%) SQL
2 32 (22.07%) Java
3 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.14%) COBOL
5 4 (2.76%) Perl
5 4 (2.76%) PHP
5 4 (2.76%) C
5 4 (2.76%) C#
5 4 (2.76%) Python
6 3 (2.07%) Ruby
7 2 (1.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (1.38%) VB
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) Lua
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (27.59%) ISEB
2 38 (26.21%) Security Cleared
3 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
4 17 (11.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (11.72%) ISTQB
5 12 (8.28%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.90%) HND
7 8 (5.52%) Degree
8 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.69%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.76%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) GMP
2 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.83%) Puppet
2 7 (4.83%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (29.66%) Oracle
2 18 (12.41%) HP
3 7 (4.83%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.83%) VMware
3 7 (4.83%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.76%) SAP
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco
5 2 (1.38%) IBM
5 2 (1.38%) Adobe
5 2 (1.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.69%) Sun
6 1 (0.69%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago