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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 113 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 0.66% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.94% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 15 £320 +20.75% 8
Cheshire +3 10 £260 -18.75% 4
Lancashire -4 6 £350 +17.64%
Merseyside - 3 £260 -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (26.25%) Finance
4 20 (25.00%) ISEB
5 16 (20.00%) Oracle
6 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.25%) SQL
8 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.75%) HP
10 10 (12.50%) Web Services
10 10 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 10 (12.50%) Release Management
10 10 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (11.25%) QA
11 9 (11.25%) VB
11 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.00%) Java
12 8 (10.00%) Security Testing
12 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
13 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Linux
13 7 (8.75%) SOA
13 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
13 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
14 6 (7.50%) Wireless
14 6 (7.50%) WebLogic Integration

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.50%) Apache
2 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.50%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Maximo
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) FTP
1 6 (7.50%) Wireless
2 5 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (3.75%) Intranet
4 2 (2.50%) Firewall
4 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 2 (2.50%) GSM
4 2 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) HTTP
5 1 (1.25%) PABX
5 1 (1.25%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.50%) MS Access
4 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.50%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) JIRA
1 4 (5.00%) Selenium
1 4 (5.00%) CaliberRM
1 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.50%) MSTest
4 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.25%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.25%) OpenSTA
4 1 (1.25%) XMLUnit
4 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.25%) JMeter
4 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.25%) HttpUnit
4 1 (1.25%) Ant
4 1 (1.25%) JUnit
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Back Office
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Analyst
2 23 (28.75%) Test Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Tester
4 12 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Non-Functional Tester
6 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Junior
8 3 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Business Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) Java SE
3 2 (2.50%) Java EE
3 2 (2.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.50%) Java EE 5
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.25%) GWT
4 1 (1.25%) Flash
4 1 (1.25%) EDI
4 1 (1.25%) J2EE
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.00%) IVR
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) CCTV
4 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.25%) SCADA
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) HPUX
2 6 (7.50%) SUSE
3 2 (2.50%) UNIX
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
4 10 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 10 (12.50%) Release Management
5 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
7 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
7 7 (8.75%) SOA
8 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.50%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Scrum
8 6 (7.50%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.25%) ITIL
9 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) VB
3 8 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (7.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.75%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) ISEB
2 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) APMP
6 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.75%) PMP
7 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.50%) OCAJ
8 2 (2.50%) OCP
8 2 (2.50%) OCA
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Oracle
2 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.75%) HP
4 6 (7.50%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.75%) Siebel
5 3 (3.75%) Curam
6 2 (2.50%) Stellent
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 2 (2.50%) CA
6 2 (2.50%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Remedy
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Nintex
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 days ago