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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.63% 1.55% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.02% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 12
Average daily rate £313 £294 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -0.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £160 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £560 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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
1470 1089 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.21% 76.85% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 661 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford - 1 £331 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 33 (31.73%) QA
2 29 (27.88%) Selenium
2 29 (27.88%) SQL
3 27 (25.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (23.08%) Finance
5 22 (21.15%) JIRA
6 20 (19.23%) Defect Management
6 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
7 18 (17.31%) Java
7 18 (17.31%) Oracle
7 18 (17.31%) Performance Testing
8 17 (16.35%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (16.35%) Retail
9 16 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 12 (11.54%) Migration
11 12 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
12 11 (10.58%) SDLC
12 11 (10.58%) Automation Testing
12 11 (10.58%) Test Planning
12 11 (10.58%) ISTQB
12 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (10.58%) HP
12 11 (10.58%) .NET
13 10 (9.62%) ISEB
14 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.65%) Regression Testing
14 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (1.92%) LiveLink
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) Mingle
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.92%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.92%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.96%) HFM
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.96%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (27.88%) Selenium
2 22 (21.15%) JIRA
3 9 (8.65%) Appium
4 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.85%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.88%) eggPlant
5 3 (2.88%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.92%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.92%) Toad
6 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.96%) JMeter
7 1 (0.96%) Maven
7 1 (0.96%) Subversion
7 1 (0.96%) TestNG
General
1 24 (23.08%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Retail
3 8 (7.69%) Games
4 6 (5.77%) Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (58.65%) Analyst
2 44 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 14 (13.46%) Test Engineer
3 14 (13.46%) Tester
4 10 (9.62%) QA Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 8 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) QA Tester
6 5 (4.81%) Software Tester
7 4 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.96%) SOAP
4 1 (0.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.96%) Life Science
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Android
1 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.85%) Windows
3 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
2 20 (19.23%) Defect Management
3 18 (17.31%) Performance Testing
4 16 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 12 (11.54%) Migration
6 12 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.58%) Automation Testing
7 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
7 11 (10.58%) SDLC
7 11 (10.58%) Test Planning
8 9 (8.65%) BDD
8 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing
8 9 (8.65%) Regression Testing
9 8 (7.69%) Test Management
10 7 (6.73%) QA Automation
11 6 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) SQL
2 18 (17.31%) Java
3 8 (7.69%) C#
4 6 (5.77%) C++
5 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.92%) Groovy
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.62%) ISEB
3 6 (5.77%) Degree
3 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) HND
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (31.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (16.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Oracle
2 11 (10.58%) HP
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.88%) SAP
4 3 (2.88%) Telerik
5 2 (1.92%) Citrix
5 2 (1.92%) OpenText
5 2 (1.92%) Siebel
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
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