Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 44 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.56% 3.19% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 3.90% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 52
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £327 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% -37.71% +50.00%
North West median daily rate £338 £330 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% -17.50% +24.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - £44.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.92% -
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 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 371 539 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.63% 81.91% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 358 519
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -12.23% +17.26%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £277
90th Percentile £607 £556 £642
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £15.14 £11.77 £16.74
90th Percentile £65.89 £63.77 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 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 20 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
Preston -6 6 £400 +22.32% 1
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (57.14%) AIX
1 4 (57.14%) Solaris
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) HPUX
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Protractor
3 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
3 2 (28.57%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Hudson
1 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Protractor
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) AIX
1 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Kanban
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Avaya
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat