The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 29 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.98% 0.66% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.82% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £275 £220 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.83% +8.75%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79 122 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 77.45% 80.79% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 104
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.76 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Chester

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Chester

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Chester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Struts
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) RAD
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) JSTL
2 2 (40.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) hybris
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (40.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Testing Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) JSTL
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Struts
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) RAD
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Case Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (20.00%) GAMP
1 1 (20.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle