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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
Rank 83 70 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 55 87 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 2.27% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.76% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 36
Median daily rate £275 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +24.28%

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
2135 3149 2659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.33% 77.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1894 1519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -7 28 £240 -26.15% 15
Cheshire +36 13 £313 -27.32% 2
Lancashire +16 6 £250 -43.66%
Merseyside -15 3 £325 -30.10% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.68%) Selenium
3 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (23.68%) Java
4 26 (22.81%) JIRA
5 23 (20.18%) QA
6 21 (18.42%) Defect Management
7 20 (17.54%) Oracle
8 18 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
9 16 (14.04%) Finance
10 15 (13.16%) Project Management
10 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
11 14 (12.28%) BDD
11 14 (12.28%) ISEB
12 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (11.40%) Scrum
13 12 (10.53%) Unit Testing
14 11 (9.65%) QA Automation
15 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
15 10 (8.77%) Migration
15 10 (8.77%) Data Modelling
15 10 (8.77%) PL/SQL
15 10 (8.77%) XML
15 10 (8.77%) Retail
16 9 (7.89%) TDD
16 9 (7.89%) MS Visio
16 9 (7.89%) Automation Testing

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 4 (3.51%) GlassFish
1 4 (3.51%) JBoss
1 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) CICS
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.14%) MS Office
3 5 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.75%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
1 1 (0.88%) FTP
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) Network Security
1 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.51%) QlikView
4 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.63%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.75%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) MS Access
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Selenium
2 26 (22.81%) JIRA
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.39%) JMeter
5 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.63%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.63%) Rational Robot
6 3 (2.63%) TestNG
7 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.75%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.75%) Firebug
7 2 (1.75%) Log4j
7 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.88%) JUnit
8 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Games
5 2 (1.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Analyst
2 21 (18.42%) Tester
3 20 (17.54%) Test Analyst
4 13 (11.40%) Consultant
5 11 (9.65%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Test Manager
8 8 (7.02%) Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Test Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.14%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
10 6 (5.26%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.39%) CRM Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) CRM Business Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) XML
2 8 (7.02%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) SOAP
3 7 (6.14%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.26%) Web Services
5 5 (4.39%) REST
6 4 (3.51%) J2EE
6 4 (3.51%) JSTL
6 4 (3.51%) Spring
7 2 (1.75%) Struts
8 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.88%) Node.js
8 1 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.39%) NHS
2 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.75%) FMCG
4 1 (0.88%) AS400
4 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.88%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.88%) RIA
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (0.88%) AIX
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) OS/400
2 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Solaris
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (18.42%) Defect Management
4 18 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
6 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
6 15 (13.16%) Project Management
7 14 (12.28%) BDD
8 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
8 13 (11.40%) Scrum
8 13 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 11 (9.65%) QA Automation
11 10 (8.77%) Data Modelling
11 10 (8.77%) Migration
12 9 (7.89%) Automation Testing
12 9 (7.89%) TDD
13 8 (7.02%) High Availability
13 8 (7.02%) Validation
14 7 (6.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 27 (23.68%) Java
3 10 (8.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) Python
5 2 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (0.88%) COBOL
6 1 (0.88%) JCL
6 1 (0.88%) RPG
6 1 (0.88%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) ISEB
2 8 (7.02%) Degree
3 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.18%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) PMO
3 2 (1.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.75%) GAMP
3 2 (1.75%) GMP
3 2 (1.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.51%) HP
3 4 (3.51%) hybris
3 4 (3.51%) IBM
3 4 (3.51%) Tableau
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Saba
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) WorldPay
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