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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 67 103
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 108 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 2.57% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 3.19% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 54 22
Median daily rate £328 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £543 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +8.92%
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
2836 3383 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.38% 80.59% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2057 1298
Median daily rate £400 £401 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 134 102
Median hourly rate £21.05 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.38% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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 -22 30 £328 +5.64% 13
Lancashire -4 7 £375 -14.28% 2
Cheshire -2 6 £300 -22.58% 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 39 (31.20%) Java
2 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.00%) SQL
4 25 (20.00%) Finance
4 25 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (19.20%) QA
6 22 (17.60%) Migration
6 22 (17.60%) Oracle
7 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
8 19 (15.20%) PL/SQL
9 18 (14.40%) Selenium
9 18 (14.40%) Defect Management
10 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
11 16 (12.80%) JIRA
11 16 (12.80%) ISEB
12 15 (12.00%) HP
12 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
13 14 (11.20%) Integration Testing
14 13 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (10.40%) System Testing
14 13 (10.40%) Banking
14 13 (10.40%) Retail
15 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
15 12 (9.60%) Open Source
15 12 (9.60%) Test Strategy
16 11 (8.80%) Functional Testing
16 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
16 11 (8.80%) Scrum
17 10 (8.00%) C#
17 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis

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 2 (1.60%) CMS
1 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.40%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.60%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.80%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.80%) 802.15
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.80%) IPv6
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
2 1 (0.80%) Network Security
2 1 (0.80%) WAN
2 1 (0.80%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.40%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Selenium
2 16 (12.80%) JIRA
3 9 (7.20%) HP UFT
3 9 (7.20%) LoadRunner
4 8 (6.40%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.60%) CaliberRM
8 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.80%) Appium
9 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.80%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Banking
2 13 (10.40%) Retail
3 5 (4.00%) Games
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Legal
4 4 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.60%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.80%) Advertising
6 1 (0.80%) Law
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (48.00%) Analyst
2 34 (27.20%) Test Analyst
3 23 (18.40%) Tester
4 14 (11.20%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.20%) Developer
4 14 (11.20%) Test Leader
5 7 (5.60%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (5.60%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.80%) IFS Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) Consultant
7 5 (4.00%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Tester
8 4 (3.20%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.20%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) .NET
1 8 (6.40%) Web Services
2 5 (4.00%) SOAP
2 5 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) CSS3
4 1 (0.80%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) HTML5
4 1 (0.80%) LINQ
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) SWIFT
2 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) NHS
5 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) Psychology
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) LIMS
6 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
1 9 (7.20%) Unix
2 4 (3.20%) Windows
3 3 (2.40%) VME
4 1 (0.80%) AIX
4 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (17.60%) Migration
4 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
5 18 (14.40%) Defect Management
6 14 (11.20%) Integration Testing
7 13 (10.40%) System Testing
8 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
8 12 (9.60%) Open Source
8 12 (9.60%) Test Strategy
9 11 (8.80%) Functional Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Scrum
10 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis
10 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.20%) SOA
11 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.20%) TDD
11 9 (7.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.20%) Java
2 35 (28.00%) SQL
3 19 (15.20%) PL/SQL
4 10 (8.00%) C#
5 9 (7.20%) Ruby
6 5 (4.00%) VB
7 3 (2.40%) C
7 3 (2.40%) COBOL
7 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.40%) Python
8 2 (1.60%) PHP
8 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.80%) ISEB
3 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.80%) Degree
7 5 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.60%) MCP
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.60%) OCP
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.60%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.20%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Oracle
2 15 (12.00%) HP
3 9 (7.20%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.40%) SAP
5 7 (5.60%) IFS
6 6 (4.80%) Citrix
7 4 (3.20%) Informatica
8 2 (1.60%) hybris
8 2 (1.60%) Siebel
9 1 (0.80%) IBM
9 1 (0.80%) LabWare
9 1 (0.80%) Perforce
9 1 (0.80%) Tableau
9 1 (0.80%) Talend
9 1 (0.80%) Vertica
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