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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 107 68 106
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +38
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 48 109 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 2.46% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 3.00% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 62 16
Median daily rate £330 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.50 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.19 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-5.54% +124.19%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 September 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 -24 28 £325 +1.56% 12
Lancashire +4 8 £350 -22.22% 1
Cheshire -4 7 £300 -26.60% 2
Merseyside +1 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 38 (29.23%) SQL
1 38 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.46%) Java
3 27 (20.77%) Oracle
4 25 (19.23%) Finance
4 25 (19.23%) QA
5 23 (17.69%) Migration
6 22 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (16.92%) Software Testing
6 22 (16.92%) Defect Management
7 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
8 17 (13.08%) Selenium
8 17 (13.08%) JIRA
8 17 (13.08%) ISEB
8 17 (13.08%) PL/SQL
9 14 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (10.77%) HP
9 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
9 14 (10.77%) Integration Testing
9 14 (10.77%) Banking
10 13 (10.00%) Retail
10 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 13 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 12 (9.23%) Functional Testing
11 12 (9.23%) Open Source
11 12 (9.23%) System Testing
12 11 (8.46%) Manual Testing
12 11 (8.46%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.46%) Scrum
13 10 (7.69%) Validation

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 (1.54%) CMS
1 2 (1.54%) SAS
1 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.77%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.54%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.54%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.77%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) IaaS
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
1 1 (0.77%) PaaS
1 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Firewall
1 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.77%) 802.15
2 1 (0.77%) DNS
2 1 (0.77%) FTP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) IPv6
2 1 (0.77%) LAN
2 1 (0.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) WAN
2 1 (0.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.54%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) DB2
6 1 (0.77%) MS Access
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) Siebel EIM
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) JIRA
1 17 (13.08%) Selenium
2 9 (6.92%) HP UFT
2 9 (6.92%) LoadRunner
3 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.54%) CaliberRM
6 2 (1.54%) Firebug
6 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.77%) Appium
7 1 (0.77%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.77%) TestRail
7 1 (0.77%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 13 (10.00%) Retail
4 5 (3.85%) Games
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
5 4 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.77%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (45.38%) Analyst
2 36 (27.69%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.46%) Tester
4 16 (12.31%) Test Leader
5 14 (10.77%) Developer
6 13 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.38%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) IFS Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.62%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) .NET
1 8 (6.15%) SOAP
1 8 (6.15%) Web Services
2 3 (2.31%) XML
3 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.77%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (0.77%) CSS3
4 1 (0.77%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.77%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.77%) HTML5
4 1 (0.77%) LINQ
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.77%) REST
4 1 (0.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) SWIFT
2 5 (3.85%) NHS
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Psychology
6 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) LIMS
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.77%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Linux
1 9 (6.92%) Unix
2 4 (3.08%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) VME
4 2 (1.54%) AIX
4 2 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) Migration
3 22 (16.92%) Defect Management
3 22 (16.92%) Software Testing
3 22 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (10.77%) Integration Testing
5 13 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 12 (9.23%) Functional Testing
6 12 (9.23%) Open Source
6 12 (9.23%) System Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Automated Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Manual Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Scrum
8 10 (7.69%) Test Management
8 10 (7.69%) Validation
9 9 (6.92%) Automation Testing
9 9 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.92%) Regression Testing
9 9 (6.92%) SOA
9 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.23%) SQL
2 37 (28.46%) Java
3 17 (13.08%) PL/SQL
4 8 (6.15%) C#
5 6 (4.62%) Ruby
6 5 (3.85%) VB
7 4 (3.08%) COBOL
8 3 (2.31%) C
8 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.54%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) JCL
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.08%) ISEB
3 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.85%) Degree
7 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.54%) MCP
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) OCP
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.54%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.77%) GAMP
3 1 (0.77%) GMP
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Oracle
2 14 (10.77%) HP
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.38%) IFS
4 7 (5.38%) SAP
5 6 (4.62%) Citrix
6 3 (2.31%) Informatica
7 2 (1.54%) hybris
8 1 (0.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.77%) LabWare
8 1 (0.77%) Perforce
8 1 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.77%) Siebel
8 1 (0.77%) Tableau
8 1 (0.77%) Talend
8 1 (0.77%) Vertica
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