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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 102 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 35 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.74% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.03% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 37
Average daily rate
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£294 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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
2273 2127 2217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.39% 71.64% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1076 1173
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 112 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.22 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 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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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 16 £320 +26.73% 8
Cheshire +18 10 £260 -18.75% 1
Lancashire -13 3 £321 +7.75% 1
Merseyside - 3 £260 - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (29.33%) Integration Testing
3 21 (28.00%) Finance
3 21 (28.00%) ISEB
4 19 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.33%) Oracle
6 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (16.00%) SQL
7 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
8 11 (14.67%) Performance Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Release Management
8 11 (14.67%) HP
9 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.33%) Web Services
9 10 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (12.00%) QA
10 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (12.00%) VB
10 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
11 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
11 8 (10.67%) Software Testing
11 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
12 7 (9.33%) Windows
12 7 (9.33%) Linux
12 7 (9.33%) SOA
12 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.00%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (8.00%) Apache
1 6 (8.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Maximo
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.33%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) FTP
1 6 (8.00%) Wireless
2 5 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) Firewall
3 2 (2.67%) Intranet
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
3 2 (2.67%) GSM
3 2 (2.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.33%) PABX
4 1 (1.33%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.00%) MS Access
4 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.67%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) Selenium
2 4 (5.33%) CaliberRM
2 4 (5.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.00%) MSTest
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.33%) OpenSTA
4 1 (1.33%) XMLUnit
4 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.33%) JMeter
4 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.33%) HttpUnit
4 1 (1.33%) Ant
4 1 (1.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Billing
4 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (49.33%) Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Tester
4 11 (14.67%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.33%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Junior
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Operations Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.67%) Java SE
3 2 (2.67%) Java EE
3 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.67%) Java EE 5
3 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.33%) GWT
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) Flash
4 1 (1.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.67%) IVR
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) CCTV
5 1 (1.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
1 7 (9.33%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) HPUX
2 6 (8.00%) SUSE
3 2 (2.67%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Integration Testing
2 19 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.67%) Performance Testing
3 11 (14.67%) Release Management
4 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
5 8 (10.67%) Software Testing
5 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.33%) SOA
7 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) Migration
7 6 (8.00%) Scrum
8 5 (6.67%) ITIL
8 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.33%) Change Management
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) VB
3 6 (8.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) C
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) ISEB
2 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) APMP
6 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.00%) PMP
7 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.67%) OCAJ
8 2 (2.67%) OCP
8 2 (2.67%) OCA
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle
2 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.67%) HP
4 6 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.00%) Curam
5 3 (4.00%) Siebel
6 2 (2.67%) CA
6 2 (2.67%) Informatica
6 2 (2.67%) Symantec
7 1 (1.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) Stellent
7 1 (1.33%) Nintex
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
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