Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 136 96
Rank change year-on-year +13 -40 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 86 64 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 1.17% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.41% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 92
North West median daily rate £368 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.68% -11.76% -8.72%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £257
90th Percentile £496 £480 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £29.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.77% +33.41% -51.65%
10th Percentile £36.25 £22.14 £20.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £37.06 £23.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%

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 5,014 4,530 6,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 82.60% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,768 3,935
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 209 216
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -20 35 £375 +31.58% 19
Cheshire +7 28 £343 +9.60% 9
Lancashire -9 13 £210 -16.00% 7
Merseyside +22 9 £388 +3.33% 6
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
3 17 (19.77%) Finance
3 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (19.77%) User Stories
4 16 (18.60%) Waterfall
4 16 (18.60%) JIRA
4 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (17.44%) Project Management
6 14 (16.28%) C#
6 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
7 13 (15.12%) Oracle
7 13 (15.12%) Configuration Management
7 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
7 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.95%) .NET
8 12 (13.95%) HP
8 12 (13.95%) ISEB
8 12 (13.95%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.79%) PMO
9 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (12.79%) SQL
9 11 (12.79%) Web Services
9 11 (12.79%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.79%) QA
9 11 (12.79%) Selenium
9 11 (12.79%) Business Analysis
9 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
10 10 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 7 (8.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.81%) Apache
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.81%) WebLogic Integration
3 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.49%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 10 (11.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.16%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) SaaS
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.65%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) GitHub
4 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) LAN
1 7 (8.14%) SAN
1 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
1 7 (8.14%) WAN
2 5 (5.81%) FTP
3 4 (4.65%) Firewall
3 4 (4.65%) MPLS
3 4 (4.65%) Skype
3 4 (4.65%) VoIP
3 4 (4.65%) VPN
4 3 (3.49%) DMZ
4 3 (3.49%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.49%) IPsec
4 3 (3.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.81%) MS Access
3 5 (5.81%) RavenDB
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) JIRA
2 11 (12.79%) Selenium
3 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 7 (8.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (8.14%) Bitbucket
4 7 (8.14%) eggPlant
5 5 (5.81%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.49%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.33%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.16%) Hudson
9 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.16%) JMeter
9 1 (1.16%) NUnit
9 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.16%) Toad
9 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Games
2 6 (6.98%) Legal
3 3 (3.49%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.49%) Law
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 22 (25.58%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.12%) Tester
5 10 (11.63%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.81%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Functional Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Oracle Financials Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 2 (2.33%) Financial Business Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 11 (12.79%) Web Services
3 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.30%) CSS
4 8 (9.30%) HTML
4 8 (9.30%) HTML5
4 8 (9.30%) jQuery
4 8 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.14%) WCF
6 5 (5.81%) ADO.NET
6 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (5.81%) CSS3
6 5 (5.81%) JSON
6 5 (5.81%) LINQ
6 5 (5.81%) REST
6 5 (5.81%) SOAP
6 5 (5.81%) WSDL
6 5 (5.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.81%) Semantic Web
3 4 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.65%) User Experience
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) HPUX
3 5 (5.81%) SUSE
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
3 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (19.77%) User Stories
4 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (18.60%) Waterfall
5 15 (17.44%) Project Management
6 13 (15.12%) Configuration Management
7 12 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (13.95%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Business Analysis
8 11 (12.79%) Regression Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Data Mapping
9 10 (11.63%) DevOps
9 10 (11.63%) Process Improvement
9 10 (11.63%) SOA
10 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
11 8 (9.30%) BDD
11 8 (9.30%) Migration
11 8 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) C#
2 11 (12.79%) SQL
3 5 (5.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) VB
4 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.49%) C
5 3 (3.49%) Java
5 3 (3.49%) XPath
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) F#
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.95%) ISEB
3 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) PMO
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 5 (5.81%) WAI
3 4 (4.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP ALM
2 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.81%) Puppet
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) HP
3 8 (9.30%) Atlassian
4 7 (8.14%) VMware
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) TIBCO
6 4 (4.65%) Cisco
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.49%) SAP
7 3 (3.49%) Symantec
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) Twitter
8 1 (1.16%) WorldPay