The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 102 77 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.96% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.75% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 26
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£323 £315 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.63 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2056 1817 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.69% 71.31% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 883 1079
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.90 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Test Scripting
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 0 11 £323 -0.76% 4
Lancashire -11 9 £365 +22.68%
Cheshire -14 8 £245 -42.35% 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (27.63%) Oracle
1 21 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.68%) Integration Testing
3 17 (22.37%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (22.37%) Test Strategy
3 17 (22.37%) Finance
4 16 (21.05%) SQL
4 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 16 (21.05%) ISEB
5 14 (18.42%) Asset Management
6 12 (15.79%) Maximo
6 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 11 (14.47%) VB
7 11 (14.47%) HP
7 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
8 10 (13.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
9 9 (11.84%) Java
9 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.53%) Release Management
10 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.53%) .NET
10 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
11 7 (9.21%) Web Services
11 7 (9.21%) Scrum
11 7 (9.21%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (9.21%) Business Analysis
11 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS R12

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (7.89%) WebLogic
1 6 (7.89%) Apache
1 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.89%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Maximo
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle SCM
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.32%) SAP APO
5 1 (1.32%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) FTP
2 5 (6.58%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 2 (2.63%) Wireless
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
3 2 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (1.32%) PABX
4 1 (1.32%) Modbus
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) MS Access
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Selenium
1 4 (5.26%) CaliberRM
2 2 (2.63%) ProC
3 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.32%) HttpUnit
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Ant
3 1 (1.32%) JUnit
3 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) XMLUnit
3 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Tester
3 13 (17.11%) Test Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 10 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Consultant
6 7 (9.21%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Non-Functional Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Junior
10 2 (2.63%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Programmer
10 2 (2.63%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE 5
5 2 (2.63%) Java SE
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE
5 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.32%) GWT
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.63%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) IVR
2 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) CCTV
3 1 (1.32%) SCADA
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) HPUX
1 6 (7.89%) Linux
1 6 (7.89%) SUSE
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.68%) Integration Testing
3 17 (22.37%) Test Strategy
4 14 (18.42%) Asset Management
5 8 (10.53%) Release Management
5 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Procure-to-pay
6 7 (9.21%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analysis
6 7 (9.21%) Scrum
7 6 (7.89%) SOA
7 6 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Manual Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL
8 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) VB
3 9 (11.84%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.95%) C
6 3 (3.95%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) C++
6 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.95%) VBScript
7 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) ISEB
2 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.16%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.58%) Degree
6 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.26%) APMP
7 3 (3.95%) PMP
7 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.63%) OCAJ
8 2 (2.63%) OCP
8 2 (2.63%) OCA
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Oracle
2 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.47%) HP
4 6 (7.89%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.95%) Curam
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec
6 2 (2.63%) Stellent
6 2 (2.63%) CA
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Siebel
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
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