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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.25% 2.41% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.31% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 9
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£320 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £227 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £364 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.46 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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
1223 996 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.21% 72.65% 70.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 522 331
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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
Sale +2 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £238 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (41.82%) Oracle
2 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
3 15 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (25.45%) Windows
4 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Linux
6 11 (20.00%) Java
6 11 (20.00%) JIRA
6 11 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.36%) SQL
8 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
8 9 (16.36%) ISEB
8 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
8 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
9 8 (14.55%) User Stories
9 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.55%) OO
9 8 (14.55%) Ant
9 8 (14.55%) Scrum
9 8 (14.55%) Subversion
9 8 (14.55%) QA
10 7 (12.73%) Atlassian
10 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
10 7 (12.73%) Java EE
10 7 (12.73%) JSON

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.73%) Confluence
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.82%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Internet
1 7 (12.73%) AMQP
2 2 (3.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
2 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
2 7 (12.73%) Big Data
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) MS Access
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.82%) QlikView
5 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Ant
2 8 (14.55%) Subversion
3 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
3 7 (12.73%) JUnit
3 7 (12.73%) Mercurial
3 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
3 7 (12.73%) Gradle
4 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.45%) QAComplete
5 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Analyst
2 26 (47.27%) Test Analyst
3 15 (27.27%) Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Applications Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Functional Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Non-Functional Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) EJB
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
1 7 (12.73%) JMS
1 7 (12.73%) Java EE
1 7 (12.73%) JSON
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) Middleware
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Open Source
3 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) SUSE
5 2 (3.64%) HPUX
6 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
4 8 (14.55%) User Stories
4 8 (14.55%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.55%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
5 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.73%) Software Delivery
5 7 (12.73%) MapReduce
6 6 (10.91%) Test Management
7 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.27%) System Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) C
4 3 (5.45%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) Lua
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) ISEB
4 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
5 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.82%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) Vagrant
3 4 (7.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.73%) Atlassian
3 6 (10.91%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Sun
6 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Siebel