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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 74 64
Rank change year-on-year +27 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 0.90% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.07% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Median daily rate £313 £470 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.51% +44.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £575 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 453 845 704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.04% 84.08% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 541 447
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 35
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Warrington +33 3 £373 -
Chester +8 1 £275 +25.00% 1
Macclesfield 0 1 £400 -20.00%
Crewe - 1 £275 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £313 -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (30.43%) Finance
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) MS Office
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) Translating Business Requirements

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 2 (8.70%) GlassFish
1 2 (8.70%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Junior
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) JSTL
1 2 (8.70%) REST
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
1 2 (8.70%) Struts
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) ANSI SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) HND
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.35%) GAMP
2 1 (4.35%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
2 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Saba