The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.01% 1.67% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.29% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
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£297 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £258 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £371 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £113.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-65.85% +266.12%
Test Scripting
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1134 875 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.45% 73.10% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 466 352
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 11 (23.40%) JIRA
5 10 (21.28%) Java
5 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (19.15%) Linux
6 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
7 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Web Services
7 8 (17.02%) Finance
7 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.89%) Open Source
8 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
8 7 (14.89%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) SQL
8 7 (14.89%) Test Management
8 7 (14.89%) QA
9 6 (12.77%) Java EE
9 6 (12.77%) JSON
9 6 (12.77%) Atlassian
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (12.77%) AMQP
9 6 (12.77%) Subversion
9 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
1 6 (12.77%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.26%) Agresso
4 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.13%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Internet
1 6 (12.77%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
1 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
1 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
1 6 (12.77%) Big Data
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) QlikView
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.77%) Gradle
3 6 (12.77%) Subversion
3 6 (12.77%) Mercurial
3 6 (12.77%) Ant
3 6 (12.77%) JUnit
3 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.38%) QAComplete
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium
5 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
5 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Test Coordinator
9 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Web Services
2 6 (12.77%) JMS
2 6 (12.77%) Java EE
2 6 (12.77%) JSON
2 6 (12.77%) EJB
3 4 (8.51%) .NET
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.13%) J2EE
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Open Source
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Life Science
3 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
3 8 (17.02%) TDD
4 7 (14.89%) Test Management
4 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) User Stories
5 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
5 6 (12.77%) MapReduce
5 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.77%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 3 (6.38%) V-Model
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) C
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) COBOL
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 6 (12.77%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.77%) Atlassian
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Siebel
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Intel
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