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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 114 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 1.59% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.16% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 35
Average daily rate
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£297 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -1.40%
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
2384 2041 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.06% 73.79% 66.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1010 1019
Average daily rate £378 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 124 96
Average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 18 £264 +2.12% 9
Lancashire -24 5 £300 +58.04% 1
Cheshire -2 3 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (30.16%) ISEB
3 18 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 16 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.81%) Finance
6 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
7 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.46%) HP
8 11 (17.46%) Windows
9 10 (15.87%) Oracle
9 10 (15.87%) QA
9 10 (15.87%) Release Management
10 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 9 (14.29%) SQL
11 8 (12.70%) Web Services
11 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.70%) SOA
11 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Security Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
12 7 (11.11%) Scrum
12 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.11%) VB
13 6 (9.52%) Siebel
13 6 (9.52%) Linux
13 6 (9.52%) Wireless
13 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (7.94%) WebLogic Integration
1 5 (7.94%) Apache
1 5 (7.94%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.59%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.17%) Agresso
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.59%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Wireless
2 5 (7.94%) FTP
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.17%) VPN
3 2 (3.17%) GSM
3 2 (3.17%) VoIP
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.94%) MS Access
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) Siebel EIM
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Selenium
2 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 4 (6.35%) CaliberRM
4 3 (4.76%) MSTest
5 2 (3.17%) JMeter
5 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.59%) HttpUnit
6 1 (1.59%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.59%) OpenSTA
6 1 (1.59%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.59%) Toad
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) Ant
6 1 (1.59%) JUnit
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Tester
3 17 (26.98%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Tester
7 4 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Operations Business Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) J2EE
2 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.59%) RESTful
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) EDI
3 1 (1.59%) Flash
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) JSP
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) IVR
2 5 (7.94%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Open Source
4 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.17%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) SUSE
3 5 (7.94%) HPUX
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.76%) UNIX
5 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.17%) VME
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 16 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) Release Management
4 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 8 (12.70%) SOA
5 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Scrum
6 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.94%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) CRM
8 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.35%) Change Management
8 4 (6.35%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) VB
3 5 (7.94%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 4 (6.35%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.76%) COBOL
6 2 (3.17%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) ISEB
2 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) PMP
6 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) HP
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle
4 6 (9.52%) Siebel
5 5 (7.94%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.76%) Curam
7 2 (3.17%) CA
7 2 (3.17%) Informatica
7 2 (3.17%) Symantec
8 1 (1.59%) Nintex
8 1 (1.59%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) AppSense
8 1 (1.59%) IBM
8 1 (1.59%) Sun
8 1 (1.59%) Adobe
8 1 (1.59%) Intel
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
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