Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 126 76
Rank change year-on-year -10 -50 +66
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 109 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 1.59% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.90% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 139
North West median daily rate £344 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -17.50% +24.77%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £225
90th Percentile £441 £438 £600
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.50% -18.57% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £20.50 £24.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.00 £35.60
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +31.58%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -16 29 £250 -24.24% 14
Cheshire +3 14 £413 +37.50% 3
Merseyside +12 10 £325 -1.52% 1
Lancashire +1 8 £400 +18.17% 3
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
2 22 (31.43%) Test Strategy
3 21 (30.00%) JIRA
3 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (24.29%) Selenium
6 15 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (20.00%) Finance
8 13 (18.57%) Performance Testing
9 12 (17.14%) Regression Testing
9 12 (17.14%) Validation
10 11 (15.71%) Java
10 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
11 9 (12.86%) Cucumber
11 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
12 7 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (10.00%) Test Management
13 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
13 6 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
13 6 (8.57%) GitHub
13 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
13 6 (8.57%) C#
13 6 (8.57%) .NET
13 6 (8.57%) ISEB
13 6 (8.57%) Migration
13 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
14 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
14 5 (7.14%) HP
14 5 (7.14%) Oracle

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 2 (2.86%) Anypoint
1 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (1.43%) 802.15
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) IPv6
3 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) JIRA
2 17 (24.29%) Selenium
3 9 (12.86%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.29%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.86%) Gradle
7 2 (2.86%) Hudson
7 2 (2.86%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.86%) JMeter
7 2 (2.86%) NUnit
7 2 (2.86%) Protractor
7 2 (2.86%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.86%) Subversion
8 1 (1.43%) MorphX
8 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Legal
4 3 (4.29%) Games
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (2.86%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.43%) Local Government
6 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 23 (32.86%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Test Manager
3 12 (17.14%) Tester
4 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Developer
7 2 (2.86%) IT Risk Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Risk Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Tester
7 2 (2.86%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) Spring
2 4 (5.71%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
4 2 (2.86%) JMS
4 2 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (2.86%) RAML
4 2 (2.86%) REST
4 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 2 (2.86%) Spring Batch
4 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
4 2 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Fintech
2 3 (4.29%) Home Automation
2 3 (4.29%) Smart Home
3 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.43%) EPoS
4 1 (1.43%) FMCG
4 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) AIX
1 4 (5.71%) Solaris
2 3 (4.29%) HPUX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
2 22 (31.43%) Test Strategy
3 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Performance Testing
7 12 (17.14%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.14%) Validation
8 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Test Management
10 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Migration
10 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Defect Management
12 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.71%) SDLC
12 4 (5.71%) Stress Testing
12 4 (5.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) VBScript
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) F#
6 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (1.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) ISEB
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) HP
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) MuleSoft
2 2 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) Avaya
3 1 (1.43%) Capita
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.43%) Siebel