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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 92 64 89
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 2.37% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 3.24% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 25
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£328 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -16 20 £300 +5.26% 7
Lancashire -18 11 £400 +100.00% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £300 -
Merseyside -7 4 £360 +20.00% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.27%) ISEB
2 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.08%) Finance
4 17 (22.08%) SQL
4 17 (22.08%) Oracle
4 17 (22.08%) Windows
5 14 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 13 (16.88%) Integration Testing
6 13 (16.88%) Java
7 12 (15.58%) TDD
7 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (14.29%) Selenium
8 11 (14.29%) Linux
9 10 (12.99%) Web Services
9 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
9 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
9 10 (12.99%) QA
10 9 (11.69%) Test Management
10 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
10 9 (11.69%) Test Planning
11 8 (10.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.39%) JIRA
11 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
11 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.39%) Eclipse
11 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
3 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.30%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
3 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.90%) Agresso
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.30%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (1.30%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Wireless
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) AMQP
3 2 (2.60%) GSM
3 2 (2.60%) VoIP
3 2 (2.60%) FTP
4 1 (1.30%) HTTP
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) MS Access
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.60%) Siebel EIM
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.29%) Selenium
3 8 (10.39%) JIRA
3 8 (10.39%) Eclipse
4 7 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.90%) QAComplete
7 3 (3.90%) MSTest
7 3 (3.90%) Ant
7 3 (3.90%) JUnit
8 2 (2.60%) JMeter
8 2 (2.60%) Subversion
8 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.60%) Gradle
9 1 (1.30%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.30%) OpenSTA
9 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.30%) XMLUnit
9 1 (1.30%) HttpUnit
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Analyst
2 19 (24.68%) Test Analyst
2 19 (24.68%) Tester
3 16 (20.78%) Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) QA Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Oracle CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Operations Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Non-Functional Tester
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) jQuery
2 4 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
4 2 (2.60%) J2EE
4 2 (2.60%) EJB
4 2 (2.60%) JMS
4 2 (2.60%) Java EE
4 2 (2.60%) JSON
4 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) RESTful
5 1 (1.30%) Middleware
5 1 (1.30%) Flash
5 1 (1.30%) EDI
5 1 (1.30%) JSP
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.19%) Open Source
3 3 (3.90%) IVR
4 2 (2.60%) Life Science
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) VME
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.60%) HPUX
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.60%) SUSE
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 13 (16.88%) Integration Testing
5 12 (15.58%) TDD
6 9 (11.69%) Test Management
6 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
6 9 (11.69%) Test Planning
7 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
7 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.39%) Validation
8 7 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.09%) V-Model
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.79%) Scrum
9 6 (7.79%) CRM
10 5 (6.49%) SOA
10 5 (6.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) PHP
5 3 (3.90%) COBOL
5 3 (3.90%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) VBScript
7 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.79%) HND
5 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Siebel
4 4 (5.19%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Informatica
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.30%) Nintex
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) AppSense
6 1 (1.30%) Intel
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe
6 1 (1.30%) Sun
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
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