Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 79 82
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.90% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.06% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 12
Cheshire median daily rate £327 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.84% +37.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £293 £321 £263
90th Percentile £540 £442 £438
North West median daily rate £333 £338 £330
% change year-on-year -1.39% +2.27% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £37.50 £24.43
% change year-on-year - +53.50% -18.57%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,111 1,128 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.92% 84.62% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 808 904
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £249
90th Percentile £538 £619 £621
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 40 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £13.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -33.76% +12.14%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 4 £525 -
Chester +1 3 £325 +18.18%
Widnes +3 1 £300 -27.27%
Knutsford -8 1 £328 -12.51% 1
Crewe - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Hyperion
4 4 (36.36%) HFM
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) DRM
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Twitter
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (9.09%) API Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) TestRail
7 1 (9.09%) Traceability Matrix
7 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) HFM
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) TestRail
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) ERP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DRM
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Hyperion
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter