The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 27 April 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)
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 51 41
Rank change year-on-year +37 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 2.17% 1.82% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.00% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £277 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.15% +3.04%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76 350 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 82.61% 90.91% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 237 128
Median daily rate £388 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £70.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Warrington

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) SFIA
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Trello
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) HP

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Trello
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SFIA
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) HP