Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 83 92
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.91% 1.09% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.27% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 13
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -14.29% +34.62%
10th Percentile £321 £263 £191
90th Percentile £442 £438 £520
North West median daily rate £338 £330 £395
% change year-on-year +2.27% -16.46% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £30.00
% 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 1114 1262 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 86.20% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 905 1168
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £275
90th Percentile £622 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Warrington +24 6 £425 +70.00%
Widnes - 2 £413 -
Knutsford - 2 £375 - 1
Chester +8 1 £275 -26.67%
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) SonarQube
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 2 (16.67%) MuleSoft
3 2 (16.67%) API Development
3 2 (16.67%) RAML
3 2 (16.67%) Anypoint
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Batch
3 2 (16.67%) GitHub
3 2 (16.67%) Gradle
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE

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 (16.67%) Anypoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Gradle
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (16.67%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) JMS
1 2 (16.67%) RAML
1 2 (16.67%) REST
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) Spring Batch
1 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
1 2 (16.67%) Spring Security
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) User Stories
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) AOP
3 2 (16.67%) API Development
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) MuleSoft