The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 98 86 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.50% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.11% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 27
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£323 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.63 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.26% -8.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -24.08%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 12 £323 -0.76% 4
Cheshire -5 9 £245 -34.22%
Lancashire -9 7 £353 +18.48% 1
Merseyside - 3 £260 - 4
Cumbria - - - - 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 23 (27.71%) Oracle
1 23 (27.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (22.89%) Finance
3 19 (22.89%) SQL
3 19 (22.89%) Integration Testing
4 18 (21.69%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (21.69%) ISEB
5 17 (20.48%) Test Strategy
6 14 (16.87%) Asset Management
7 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
7 12 (14.46%) Maximo
7 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
8 11 (13.25%) VB
8 11 (13.25%) HP
9 10 (12.05%) Web Services
9 10 (12.05%) PL/SQL
9 10 (12.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.84%) .NET
10 9 (10.84%) Java
11 8 (9.64%) Scrum
11 8 (9.64%) Security Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Release Management
11 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
11 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
12 7 (8.43%) Procure-to-pay
12 7 (8.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (7.23%) WebLogic
1 6 (7.23%) Apache
1 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.23%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Maximo
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle SCM
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (1.20%) SAP APO
6 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) FTP
2 5 (6.02%) Internet
3 2 (2.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.41%) Wireless
3 2 (2.41%) Intranet
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) GSM
4 1 (1.20%) LAN
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) PABX
4 1 (1.20%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.23%) MS Access
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.41%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Selenium
1 4 (4.82%) CaliberRM
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) ProC
3 1 (1.20%) JMeter
3 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.20%) HttpUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Ant
3 1 (1.20%) JUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.20%) OpenSTA
3 1 (1.20%) XMLUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.20%) LoadUI
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Analyst
2 20 (24.10%) Tester
3 16 (19.28%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Test Manager
5 10 (12.05%) Business Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Non-Functional Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.82%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.61%) Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Junior
10 2 (2.41%) Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Web Services
2 9 (10.84%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) Java EE 5
4 2 (2.41%) Java SE
4 2 (2.41%) Java EE
4 2 (2.41%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.20%) GWT
5 1 (1.20%) RESTful
5 1 (1.20%) Flash
5 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.20%) JSP
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.61%) IVR
3 2 (2.41%) NHS
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) CCTV
4 1 (1.20%) SCADA
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) HPUX
2 6 (7.23%) SUSE
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (22.89%) Integration Testing
3 17 (20.48%) Test Strategy
4 14 (16.87%) Asset Management
5 8 (9.64%) Scrum
5 8 (9.64%) Security Testing
5 8 (9.64%) Release Management
5 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
5 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
6 7 (8.43%) Procure-to-pay
7 6 (7.23%) SOA
7 6 (7.23%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.02%) Manual Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) ETL
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL
8 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 11 (13.25%) VB
3 10 (12.05%) PL/SQL
4 9 (10.84%) Java
5 6 (7.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.02%) C#
7 3 (3.61%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) C
7 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) VBScript
7 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) ISEB
2 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.05%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (6.02%) Degree
7 4 (4.82%) APMP
7 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.61%) PMP
8 3 (3.61%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.41%) OCAJ
9 2 (2.41%) OCP
9 2 (2.41%) OCA
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Oracle
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.25%) HP
4 6 (7.23%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.61%) Siebel
5 3 (3.61%) Curam
6 2 (2.41%) Symantec
6 2 (2.41%) Stellent
6 2 (2.41%) CA
6 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe
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