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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 77 65 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 82 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 2.34% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 3.02% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 25
Median daily rate £340 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £260 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +17.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +16 43 £339 +3.43% 15
Lancashire -12 19 £306 -15.81% 1
Cheshire -7 14 £450 +38.46% 2
Merseyside -15 2 £288 -42.92%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 47 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.33%) SQL
3 42 (28.00%) Java
4 36 (24.00%) Finance
5 31 (20.67%) Selenium
6 29 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (16.67%) QA
8 24 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 23 (15.33%) Oracle
10 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
11 21 (14.00%) Waterfall
11 21 (14.00%) BDD
11 21 (14.00%) PL/SQL
12 20 (13.33%) HP
12 20 (13.33%) JIRA
12 20 (13.33%) Automated Testing
13 19 (12.67%) TDD
13 19 (12.67%) Migration
13 19 (12.67%) Test Strategy
14 18 (12.00%) Defect Management
14 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 18 (12.00%) ISEB
15 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
15 16 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
15 16 (10.67%) Integration Testing
16 15 (10.00%) ISTQB
16 15 (10.00%) SAP
17 14 (9.33%) Ruby
17 14 (9.33%) WebDriver

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 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.00%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (1.33%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.67%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) 802.15
1 1 (0.67%) DNS
1 1 (0.67%) IPv6
1 1 (0.67%) Network Security
1 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.33%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (20.67%) Selenium
2 20 (13.33%) JIRA
3 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
4 14 (9.33%) WebDriver
5 13 (8.67%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.33%) LoadRunner
7 9 (6.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.33%) CaliberRM
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.67%) Appium
10 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.67%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.67%) Subversion
10 1 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
General
1 36 (24.00%) Finance
2 13 (8.67%) Banking
3 11 (7.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.67%) Games
5 4 (2.67%) Legal
5 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.33%) Advertising
7 2 (1.33%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.67%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (47.33%) Analyst
2 42 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 27 (18.00%) Tester
4 15 (10.00%) Developer
5 13 (8.67%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.67%) Test Leader
5 13 (8.67%) Test Manager
6 12 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.00%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.00%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (3.33%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Software QA Tester
11 4 (2.67%) Senior Tester
11 4 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) XML
2 8 (5.33%) Web Services
3 6 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (1.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.67%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.33%) Algorithms
1 8 (5.33%) SWIFT
2 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.33%) NHS
4 2 (1.33%) Psychology
5 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.67%) LIMS
5 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.33%) Linux
1 8 (5.33%) Unix
2 4 (2.67%) Windows
3 3 (2.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (14.00%) BDD
4 21 (14.00%) Waterfall
5 20 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 19 (12.67%) Migration
6 19 (12.67%) TDD
6 19 (12.67%) Test Strategy
7 18 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 16 (10.67%) Integration Testing
9 13 (8.67%) Regression Testing
9 13 (8.67%) Scrum
9 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.67%) Test Management
10 12 (8.00%) SDLC
11 11 (7.33%) CRM
11 11 (7.33%) Data Migration
11 11 (7.33%) Open Source
11 11 (7.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.33%) SQL
2 42 (28.00%) Java
3 21 (14.00%) PL/SQL
4 14 (9.33%) Ruby
5 12 (8.00%) C#
6 5 (3.33%) VB
7 4 (2.67%) C
8 3 (2.00%) COBOL
8 3 (2.00%) Python
9 2 (1.33%) PHP
9 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.67%) C++
10 1 (0.67%) Groovy
10 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.00%) ISEB
3 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.67%) Degree
5 10 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.33%) MBA
7 2 (1.33%) MCP
7 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.33%) OCP
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.33%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 23 (15.33%) Oracle
2 20 (13.33%) HP
3 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (2.67%) Citrix
5 4 (2.67%) IFS
6 2 (1.33%) hybris
6 2 (1.33%) IBM
6 2 (1.33%) Informatica
6 2 (1.33%) Siebel
7 1 (0.67%) Ariba
7 1 (0.67%) LabWare
7 1 (0.67%) Tableau
7 1 (0.67%) Talend
7 1 (0.67%) Vertica
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