Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 24 May 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 50 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.02% 2.36% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.62% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £210 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.55% -16.00% -17.49%
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £286
% change year-on-year +6.67% +31.00% -15.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £37.50 £21.20
% change year-on-year - +76.89% -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 612 497 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 88.44% 90.20% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 306 284
Lancashire median daily rate £465 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 65
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £36.13 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -15.00% +13.33%
10th Percentile £17.82 £13.17 £22.90
90th Percentile £44.45 £52.44 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £36.74
% change year-on-year +7.37% -35.35% +13.04%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. 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
Preston - 6 £363 -
Blackpool -2 4 £435 +107.26%
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Defect Management
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (28.57%) Coaching
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (28.57%) JMeter
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Jasmine

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) JMeter
4 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 3 (21.43%) Jasmine
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
6 1 (7.14%) Rational Quality Manager
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Defect Management
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Technical Debt
6 3 (21.43%) Web Operations
7 2 (14.29%) Release Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP