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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 77 99 81
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 72 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 1.24% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.71% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 25
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£325 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £189 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £376 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £46.05 £88.65 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +5 38 £320 -5.88% 3
Lancashire - 14 £400 - 1
Cheshire -1 9 £325 +30.00% 7
Merseyside -11 6 £220 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 45 (36.89%) Oracle
2 34 (27.87%) Java
3 33 (27.05%) SQL
4 30 (24.59%) ISEB
4 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
5 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (22.95%) Windows
6 26 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (20.49%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (18.85%) JIRA
9 22 (18.03%) TDD
9 22 (18.03%) Linux
10 21 (17.21%) Finance
11 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
11 20 (16.39%) Software Testing
12 18 (14.75%) Integration Testing
13 17 (13.93%) Eclipse
13 17 (13.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (13.11%) ISTQB
15 15 (12.30%) Selenium
15 15 (12.30%) Oracle Database
15 15 (12.30%) Test Planning
16 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.66%) V-Model
17 13 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (10.66%) HP
17 13 (10.66%) Validation
17 13 (10.66%) .NET
17 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.66%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.38%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.74%) Confluence
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) Drupal
5 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Project
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (7.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.46%) Agresso
6 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.82%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.82%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) Internet
2 7 (5.74%) AMQP
3 2 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.74%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.74%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.74%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.74%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.74%) Big Data
3 4 (3.28%) MySQL
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.82%) QlikView
5 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (18.85%) JIRA
2 17 (13.93%) Eclipse
3 15 (12.30%) Selenium
4 13 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
6 8 (6.56%) Ant
6 8 (6.56%) JUnit
7 7 (5.74%) Subversion
7 7 (5.74%) Gradle
7 7 (5.74%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.28%) QAComplete
8 4 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.64%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.82%) XMLUnit
11 1 (0.82%) JMeter
11 1 (0.82%) HttpUnit
11 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.82%) Toad
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Marketing
4 6 (4.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Billing
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Analyst
2 35 (28.69%) Test Analyst
3 25 (20.49%) Developer
4 22 (18.03%) Tester
5 15 (12.30%) Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Oracle Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) Oracle CRM Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) AWS Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Applications Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Test Consultant
9 4 (3.28%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) .NET
2 11 (9.02%) Web Services
3 9 (7.38%) HTML
4 8 (6.56%) XML
5 7 (5.74%) EJB
5 7 (5.74%) JMS
5 7 (5.74%) Java EE
5 7 (5.74%) JSON
6 4 (3.28%) jQuery
6 4 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (3.28%) Middleware
6 4 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.64%) SOAP
7 2 (1.64%) RESTful
8 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.82%) CSS
8 1 (0.82%) J2EE
8 1 (0.82%) Flash
8 1 (0.82%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Open Source
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Life Science
4 2 (1.64%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.64%) NHS
4 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.82%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.95%) Windows
2 22 (18.03%) Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.46%) UNIX
6 2 (1.64%) HPUX
6 2 (1.64%) SUSE
6 2 (1.64%) VME
7 1 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (18.03%) TDD
4 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
4 20 (16.39%) Software Testing
5 18 (14.75%) Integration Testing
6 15 (12.30%) Test Planning
7 13 (10.66%) V-Model
7 13 (10.66%) Functional Testing
7 13 (10.66%) Validation
8 12 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.02%) Test Management
9 11 (9.02%) CRM
9 11 (9.02%) ERP
10 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.38%) BDD
11 9 (7.38%) Scrum
12 8 (6.56%) UML
12 8 (6.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) Java
2 33 (27.05%) SQL
3 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.10%) C
4 5 (4.10%) C#
5 4 (3.28%) PHP
6 3 (2.46%) VB
7 2 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (1.64%) Ruby
7 2 (1.64%) COBOL
8 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) ISEB
1 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.02%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.20%) HND
7 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (20.49%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.74%) Puppet
2 7 (5.74%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (36.89%) Oracle
2 13 (10.66%) HP
3 7 (5.74%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.74%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.28%) VMware
4 4 (3.28%) Cisco
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.46%) Siebel
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Adobe
6 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.82%) AppSense
7 1 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.82%) Business Objects
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