Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 72 71
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 13 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.23% 1.16% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.38% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 19
Median daily rate £338 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -5.88% +36.00%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £293
90th Percentile £545 £468 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +18.03% -4.69% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +64.37%

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 537 943 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 82.62% 84.05% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 577 769
Median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 41
Median hourly rate £48.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.57% +6.06% -21.43%
10th Percentile £15.90 £16.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £42.45 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.29 £26.21 £23.53
% change year-on-year +23.20% +11.39% -21.57%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +3 3 £525 -
Crewe +16 1 £313 +7.76%
Warrington -2 1 £338 -15.63% 2
Knutsford - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) API Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Decision Tree
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Information Capture
2 2 (25.00%) Postman
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) SAP APO
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) C#

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP APO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Postman
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP APO Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) API Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Decision Tree
2 2 (25.00%) Information Capture
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP