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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 87 85
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 98 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 1.73% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.26% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 15
Average daily rate £400 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 49 £325 +10.73% 22
Merseyside +13 21 £450 +104.54% 1
Lancashire +2 13 £525 +31.25% 1
Cheshire -7 9 £425 +41.66% 8
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 64 (32.16%) Finance
2 58 (29.15%) Oracle
3 45 (22.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (22.11%) SQL
5 41 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (20.60%) Security Cleared
6 38 (19.10%) QA
7 35 (17.59%) Defect Management
8 33 (16.58%) SC Cleared
8 33 (16.58%) Test Strategy
9 32 (16.08%) Selenium
10 28 (14.07%) JIRA
10 28 (14.07%) ERP
11 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
12 24 (12.06%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (11.56%) Oracle EBS R12
13 23 (11.56%) Waterfall
13 23 (11.56%) SDLC
13 23 (11.56%) Automated Testing
14 22 (11.06%) Oracle ERP
14 22 (11.06%) System Integration Testing
14 22 (11.06%) Oracle Payables
15 20 (10.05%) Java
15 20 (10.05%) Performance Testing
16 19 (9.55%) Test Management
16 19 (9.55%) Migration
17 18 (9.05%) Retail
18 17 (8.54%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.54%) HP
19 16 (8.04%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (1.01%) Confluence
1 2 (1.01%) LiveLink
1 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.01%) Tuxedo
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Excel
1 10 (5.03%) MS Office
2 3 (1.51%) Mingle
2 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (11.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle ERP
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.01%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.51%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.51%) SAP HR
5 3 (1.51%) Teamcenter
6 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.01%) ResourceLink
6 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.01%) SAP FI-AA
6 2 (1.01%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.50%) Boomi
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (16.08%) Selenium
2 28 (14.07%) JIRA
3 9 (4.52%) Appium
3 9 (4.52%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.52%) ERwin
5 5 (2.51%) TestDirector
6 4 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.51%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.51%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.51%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.51%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.51%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.51%) Toad
8 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.01%) JMeter
8 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.50%) MSTest
General
1 64 (32.16%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Retail
3 9 (4.52%) Banking
4 8 (4.02%) Games
5 5 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.51%) Marketing
6 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Billing
7 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (45.73%) Analyst
2 59 (29.65%) Test Analyst
3 41 (20.60%) Tester
4 24 (12.06%) Test Manager
5 15 (7.54%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.53%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.53%) Test Leader
8 10 (5.03%) Consultant
8 10 (5.03%) QA Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Developer
10 8 (4.02%) Performance Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Performance Test Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) ETL Tester
11 6 (3.02%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Oracle Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (2.51%) Business IT Analyst
12 5 (2.51%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.03%) .NET
2 7 (3.52%) XML
3 5 (2.51%) Web Services
4 3 (1.51%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.01%) EDI
5 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.51%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.52%) Android
1 7 (3.52%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.02%) Windows
3 5 (2.51%) Unix
4 3 (1.51%) Linux
4 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.61%) User Acceptance Testing
2 41 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.59%) Defect Management
4 33 (16.58%) Test Strategy
5 28 (14.07%) ERP
6 23 (11.56%) Automated Testing
6 23 (11.56%) SDLC
6 23 (11.56%) Waterfall
7 22 (11.06%) System Integration Testing
8 20 (10.05%) Performance Testing
9 19 (9.55%) Migration
9 19 (9.55%) Test Management
10 16 (8.04%) Software Testing
10 16 (8.04%) Use Case
11 15 (7.54%) Regression Testing
12 14 (7.04%) Test Planning
13 13 (6.53%) Scrum
14 12 (6.03%) Test Automation
15 11 (5.53%) Data Modelling
15 11 (5.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.11%) SQL
2 20 (10.05%) Java
3 13 (6.53%) C++
4 12 (6.03%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.52%) C#
6 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.51%) Ruby
8 3 (1.51%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) COBOL
9 2 (1.01%) Groovy
10 1 (0.50%) Ada
10 1 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.50%) C-shell
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) Scala
10 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (20.60%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.04%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.53%) ISEB
5 10 (5.03%) Degree
6 6 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.51%) HND
8 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.01%) MBA
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (19.10%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (12.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 58 (29.15%) Oracle
2 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.54%) HP
4 14 (7.04%) SAP
5 6 (3.02%) Informatica
6 5 (2.51%) Siebel
7 3 (1.51%) IBM
7 3 (1.51%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.51%) Telerik
8 2 (1.01%) Baan
8 2 (1.01%) Citrix
8 2 (1.01%) Infor
8 2 (1.01%) OpenText
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.50%) BT
9 1 (0.50%) VMware
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