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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.95% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.63% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £286 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% -15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
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
2320 2016 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.89% 74.04% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1366 981 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 118 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.70 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 14 £325 +28.71% 10
Lancashire -28 5 £304 +60.03% 3
Cheshire -5 2 - - 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (32.81%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (26.56%) Finance
5 16 (25.00%) ISEB
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle
6 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.63%) QA
8 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
8 10 (15.63%) Windows
8 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 9 (14.06%) HP
9 9 (14.06%) Web Services
9 9 (14.06%) SQL
9 9 (14.06%) Test Management
9 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
10 8 (12.50%) Release Management
10 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.50%) SOA
11 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.94%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (10.94%) Scrum
11 7 (10.94%) Linux
11 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (10.94%) JIRA
12 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.81%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.81%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Drupal
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.13%) Agresso
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (1.56%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) FTP
2 4 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (3.13%) GSM
3 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) AMQP
4 1 (1.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) MS Access
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.13%) Siebel EIM
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
2 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.81%) Selenium
4 3 (4.69%) CaliberRM
4 3 (4.69%) MSTest
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.69%) QAComplete
5 2 (3.13%) JMeter
5 2 (3.13%) Ant
5 2 (3.13%) JUnit
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.56%) Toad
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) HttpUnit
6 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.56%) Gradle
6 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.56%) OpenSTA
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Analyst
2 20 (31.25%) Tester
3 18 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Non-Functional Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) EJB
4 1 (1.56%) JSP
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
4 1 (1.56%) Flash
4 1 (1.56%) EDI
4 1 (1.56%) JMS
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) Java EE
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.81%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.81%) IVR
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
4 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) HPUX
3 5 (7.81%) SUSE
4 4 (6.25%) UNIX
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) VME
5 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
5 9 (14.06%) Test Management
6 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Release Management
6 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 8 (12.50%) SOA
7 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.81%) TDD
9 5 (7.81%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
10 4 (6.25%) CRM
10 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Java
2 6 (9.38%) VB
3 5 (7.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (4.69%) C#
4 3 (4.69%) COBOL
4 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) ISEB
2 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (32.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.06%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Siebel
4 5 (7.81%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.13%) Informatica
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy
6 1 (1.56%) AppSense
6 1 (1.56%) Curam
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.56%) Nintex
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Intel
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Sun
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Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago