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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Manchester
Rank 63 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 2.66% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 3.13% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 18
Median daily rate £240 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +10.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £231 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £345 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.20 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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
1118 1533 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.69% 84.98% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 894 702
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 1 £345 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (29.82%) Java
4 16 (28.07%) JIRA
5 14 (24.56%) QA
5 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
6 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
7 12 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 12 (21.05%) BDD
8 10 (17.54%) Retail
9 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle
9 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Data Modelling
10 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Scrum
11 7 (12.28%) QA Automation
11 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
12 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
12 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
12 6 (10.53%) High Availability
12 6 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Migration
12 6 (10.53%) XML
12 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
13 5 (8.77%) SOAP

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 (1.75%) CICS
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Portal
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.75%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) Network Security
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (7.02%) QlikView
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 16 (28.07%) JIRA
3 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.26%) TestNG
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) Firebug
5 2 (3.51%) Log4j
5 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) TestRail
6 1 (1.75%) The Grinder
6 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 10 (17.54%) Retail
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Games
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) QA Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports Developer
8 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Report Developer
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) NHS
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) AIX
2 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
3 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
4 12 (21.05%) BDD
4 12 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
7 7 (12.28%) QA Automation
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
8 6 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.53%) High Availability
8 6 (10.53%) Migration
8 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Java
3 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (1.75%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Tableau
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) IBM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) WorldPay
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