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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.02% 1.64% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.19% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 8
Median daily rate £339 £275 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £236 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £493 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +17.07%
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
1473 1142 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.23% 75.13% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 629 473
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 41
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Salford - 1 - - 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 27 (32.93%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (28.05%) SQL
4 18 (21.95%) Finance
5 17 (20.73%) Java
5 17 (20.73%) QA
5 17 (20.73%) BDD
6 16 (19.51%) Defect Management
6 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
7 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.07%) JIRA
8 14 (17.07%) TDD
9 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Oracle
10 12 (14.63%) HP
10 12 (14.63%) ISEB
11 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
11 11 (13.41%) ISTQB
11 11 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (13.41%) Cucumber
11 11 (13.41%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
12 10 (12.20%) Retail
12 10 (12.20%) Migration
12 10 (12.20%) Scrum
12 10 (12.20%) HP UFT
13 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
13 9 (10.98%) Ruby
13 9 (10.98%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (1.22%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
1 2 (2.44%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.22%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.22%) SAP FI-AA
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Selenium
2 14 (17.07%) JIRA
3 11 (13.41%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.20%) HP UFT
5 8 (9.76%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.44%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.22%) Appium
10 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.22%) Calabash
10 1 (1.22%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.22%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.22%) Subversion
10 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Games
3 4 (4.88%) Legal
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Online Betting
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (53.66%) Analyst
2 31 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Tester
4 9 (10.98%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.88%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.88%) UAT Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) UAT Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Data Migration Tester
9 3 (3.66%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) XML
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 3 (3.66%) SOAP
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Psychology
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Android
1 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (20.73%) BDD
3 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
3 16 (19.51%) Defect Management
4 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.07%) TDD
6 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
7 11 (13.41%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
8 10 (12.20%) Migration
8 10 (12.20%) Scrum
9 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.98%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.98%) SDLC
10 8 (9.76%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Data Migration
11 7 (8.54%) Test Management
12 6 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) SQL
2 17 (20.73%) Java
3 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
4 9 (10.98%) Ruby
5 8 (9.76%) C#
6 5 (6.10%) VB
7 4 (4.88%) C
8 3 (3.66%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) Groovy
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) ISEB
2 11 (13.41%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.32%) Degree
5 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.44%) HND
6 2 (2.44%) MCP
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.44%) OCP
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.44%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) HP
3 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.32%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) hybris
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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