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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 102 60 101
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +41
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 53 102 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 2.66% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 3.40% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 54 19
Median daily rate £326 £388 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £293 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £518 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.26% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
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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
2967 3001 2260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.40% 78.38% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1847 1782 1221
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 123 104
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.45 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -10 36 £325 -1.51% 13
Lancashire -21 11 £327 -11.44% 1
Cheshire -14 5 £395 -12.22% 5
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.83%) Java
3 35 (26.32%) SQL
4 28 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (20.30%) Finance
6 26 (19.55%) Selenium
7 24 (18.05%) QA
8 22 (16.54%) Software Testing
9 21 (15.79%) JIRA
9 21 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 20 (15.04%) Oracle
10 20 (15.04%) Migration
11 19 (14.29%) ISEB
11 19 (14.29%) HP
11 19 (14.29%) Defect Management
12 18 (13.53%) Test Strategy
13 17 (12.78%) BDD
14 16 (12.03%) Waterfall
14 16 (12.03%) Integration Testing
14 16 (12.03%) TDD
14 16 (12.03%) Automated Testing
15 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
16 14 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (10.53%) WebDriver
16 14 (10.53%) Cucumber
17 13 (9.77%) Scrum
17 13 (9.77%) HP UFT
17 13 (9.77%) SAP
17 13 (9.77%) C#
17 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared

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 (1.50%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.50%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.75%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) 802.15
1 1 (0.75%) DNS
1 1 (0.75%) Firewall
1 1 (0.75%) IPv6
1 1 (0.75%) LAN
1 1 (0.75%) Network Security
1 1 (0.75%) WAN
1 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) MySQL
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) Selenium
2 21 (15.79%) JIRA
3 14 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 13 (9.77%) HP UFT
5 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.77%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.50%) CaliberRM
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.75%) Appium
8 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (20.30%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
4 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.76%) Games
5 5 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.50%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (46.62%) Analyst
2 41 (30.83%) Test Analyst
3 25 (18.80%) Tester
4 14 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.77%) Test Leader
6 12 (9.02%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.77%) Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.51%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.76%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Tester
10 5 (3.76%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.76%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) XML
2 6 (4.51%) .NET
2 6 (4.51%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) Middleware
3 2 (1.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Algorithms
1 8 (6.02%) SWIFT
2 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) Psychology
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.75%) LIMS
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) Linux
1 9 (6.77%) Unix
2 4 (3.01%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) VME
4 1 (0.75%) AIX
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (16.54%) Software Testing
4 20 (15.04%) Migration
5 19 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 18 (13.53%) Test Strategy
7 17 (12.78%) BDD
8 16 (12.03%) Automated Testing
8 16 (12.03%) Integration Testing
8 16 (12.03%) TDD
8 16 (12.03%) Waterfall
9 13 (9.77%) Scrum
10 12 (9.02%) Open Source
10 12 (9.02%) Regression Testing
10 12 (9.02%) Test Management
11 11 (8.27%) Business Analysis
11 11 (8.27%) Data Migration
11 11 (8.27%) V-Model
12 10 (7.52%) Automation Testing
12 10 (7.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.83%) Java
2 35 (26.32%) SQL
3 21 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 13 (9.77%) C#
5 12 (9.02%) Ruby
6 3 (2.26%) C
6 3 (2.26%) COBOL
6 3 (2.26%) Python
6 3 (2.26%) VB
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Groovy
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) ISEB
2 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.27%) ISTQB
5 9 (6.77%) Degree
6 7 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.50%) MCP
8 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.50%) OCP
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.50%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.75%) HND
9 1 (0.75%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.05%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Oracle
2 19 (14.29%) HP
3 13 (9.77%) SAP
4 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.01%) Citrix
5 4 (3.01%) IFS
5 4 (3.01%) Informatica
6 2 (1.50%) hybris
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) Siebel
7 1 (0.75%) Ariba
7 1 (0.75%) LabWare
7 1 (0.75%) Tableau
7 1 (0.75%) Talend
7 1 (0.75%) Vertica
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