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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 70 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +39
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 66 94 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 2.26% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.84% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 21
Median daily rate £330 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
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
2669 3305 2519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.56% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2013 1494
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 128 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 29 £330 +10.00% 19
Cheshire +19 12 £300 -29.41% 1
Lancashire -4 10 £250 -50.85% 1
Merseyside -9 4 £330 -12.00% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 37 (34.58%) SQL
2 31 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (23.36%) Java
4 21 (19.63%) QA
4 21 (19.63%) Selenium
4 21 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (17.76%) Oracle
6 17 (15.89%) Finance
6 17 (15.89%) Defect Management
7 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.08%) JIRA
8 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
9 12 (11.21%) Migration
9 12 (11.21%) Scrum
9 12 (11.21%) Automated Testing
10 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
10 11 (10.28%) .NET
10 11 (10.28%) PL/SQL
10 11 (10.28%) SOAP
11 10 (9.35%) Validation
11 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.35%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
11 10 (9.35%) Automation Testing
11 10 (9.35%) BDD
11 10 (9.35%) Oracle Database
12 9 (8.41%) Retail
12 9 (8.41%) ISEB
13 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
13 8 (7.48%) Project Management

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 (3.74%) GlassFish
1 4 (3.74%) JBoss
1 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) CICS
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.87%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.87%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.93%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Firewall
1 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.93%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.80%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.93%) MS Access
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Selenium
2 14 (13.08%) JIRA
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (5.61%) HP UFT
5 5 (4.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.74%) JMeter
7 3 (2.80%) Rational Robot
7 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.87%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.87%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.87%) Firebug
8 2 (1.87%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.87%) TestNG
9 1 (0.93%) CaliberRM
9 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) Analyst
2 23 (21.50%) Test Analyst
3 16 (14.95%) Tester
4 13 (12.15%) Consultant
5 12 (11.21%) Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Test Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.54%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.61%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Senior Tester
8 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.67%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.67%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) .NET
1 11 (10.28%) SOAP
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
2 7 (6.54%) XML
3 5 (4.67%) REST
4 4 (3.74%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.74%) J2EE
4 4 (3.74%) JSTL
4 4 (3.74%) Spring
5 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.87%) Struts
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) EDI
6 1 (0.93%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.93%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) NHS
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) AS400
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.93%) RIA
5 1 (0.93%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Unix
2 2 (1.87%) AIX
2 2 (1.87%) Solaris
2 2 (1.87%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (15.89%) Defect Management
4 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
5 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
6 12 (11.21%) Automated Testing
6 12 (11.21%) Migration
6 12 (11.21%) Scrum
7 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
8 10 (9.35%) Automation Testing
8 10 (9.35%) BDD
8 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.35%) Unit Testing
8 10 (9.35%) Validation
9 8 (7.48%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.48%) Project Management
9 8 (7.48%) TDD
10 7 (6.54%) Functional Testing
10 7 (6.54%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.58%) SQL
2 25 (23.36%) Java
3 11 (10.28%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.61%) C#
5 3 (2.80%) Ruby
6 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) COBOL
7 1 (0.93%) JCL
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) RPG
7 1 (0.93%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) ISEB
3 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.63%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.87%) GAMP
2 2 (1.87%) GMP
2 2 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Oracle
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) hybris
3 4 (3.74%) IFS
4 3 (2.80%) Citrix
4 3 (2.80%) HP
4 3 (2.80%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) Informatica
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) Saba
6 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) Tableau
6 1 (0.93%) WorldPay
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