The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 June 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 84 72
Rank change year-on-year -32 -12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 82 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 2.19% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.66% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 49 49
Median daily rate £275 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.11% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £286 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.45% -4.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 10 £218 -35.79% 15
Lancashire -12 4 £460 +50.32%
Cheshire +15 3 £275 -38.88% 2
Merseyside -2 1 £375 +30.43% 3
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 21 (32.31%) JIRA
2 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 15 (23.08%) ISEB
2 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 14 (21.54%) Finance
4 13 (20.00%) Selenium
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.92%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (15.38%) QA
8 9 (13.85%) Project Management
8 9 (13.85%) Migration
8 9 (13.85%) Java
8 9 (13.85%) BDD
9 8 (12.31%) QA Automation
10 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
10 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
10 7 (10.77%) Data Modelling
10 7 (10.77%) Degree
10 7 (10.77%) Test Management
11 6 (9.23%) Marketing
11 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
11 6 (9.23%) CRM
11 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.23%) Scrum
11 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
12 5 (7.69%) Change Control

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.54%) CMS
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
1 1 (1.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) JIRA
2 13 (20.00%) Selenium
3 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.54%) JMeter
6 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.54%) Log4j
6 1 (1.54%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.54%) TestNG
6 1 (1.54%) Toad
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 5 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Games
5 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 3 (4.62%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Law
6 2 (3.08%) Local Government
7 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Business Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Tester
4 6 (9.23%) Automation Tester
4 6 (9.23%) CRM Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) CRM Business Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (4.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
1 5 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.08%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) Chai
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) FMCG
4 1 (1.54%) Home Automation
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
1 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.54%) AIX
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) HPUX
2 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
1 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
1 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (13.85%) BDD
4 9 (13.85%) Migration
4 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 8 (12.31%) QA Automation
6 7 (10.77%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
6 7 (10.77%) Test Management
7 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) CRM
7 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
8 5 (7.69%) Change Control
8 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.69%) User Stories
8 5 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) Java
3 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.08%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) ISEB
2 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) HP
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) IBM
2 3 (4.62%) SAP
3 2 (3.08%) Hyperion
3 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.54%) Apple
4 1 (1.54%) Tableau
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