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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 52 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.76% 1.14% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.49% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 5
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£320 £320 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £323 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+16.96% -17.03%
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
1456 1010 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.28% 76.52% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 604 469
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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.

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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (27.03%) Oracle
3 16 (21.62%) HP
3 16 (21.62%) ISEB
4 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (18.92%) System Integration Testing
5 14 (18.92%) SQL
5 14 (18.92%) Windows
6 13 (17.57%) Finance
6 13 (17.57%) Integration Testing
7 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
8 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Release Management
9 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (12.16%) QA
10 9 (12.16%) Security Testing
10 9 (12.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (10.81%) Banking
11 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.81%) Java
11 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
11 8 (10.81%) SDLC
12 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
12 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
12 7 (9.46%) Linux
12 7 (9.46%) Migration
12 7 (9.46%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.70%) SAS
2 2 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (2.70%) LiveLink
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Office
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.70%) Agresso
3 2 (2.70%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.35%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) FTP
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
1 2 (2.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Selenium
2 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.41%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.05%) Subversion
3 3 (4.05%) Ant
3 3 (4.05%) JUnit
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.70%) Toad
4 2 (2.70%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.70%) Gradle
4 2 (2.70%) Appium
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.35%) TestNG
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Analyst
2 32 (43.24%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Test Leader
4 8 (10.81%) Tester
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Applications Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Functional Tester
7 3 (4.05%) OAT Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.70%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.70%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) EJB
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) JMS
3 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.70%) Java EE
3 2 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) JPA
4 1 (1.35%) Drools
4 1 (1.35%) REST
4 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.05%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) HPUX
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) SUSE
4 2 (2.70%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (18.92%) System Integration Testing
3 13 (17.57%) Integration Testing
4 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
5 10 (13.51%) Release Management
5 10 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (12.16%) Security Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.81%) SDLC
8 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
8 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.46%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (9.46%) Migration
9 6 (8.11%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.76%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Scrum
10 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) VB
3 2 (2.70%) C#
3 2 (2.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) Lua
4 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) ISEB
2 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
4 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (12.16%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (5.41%) BC Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.35%) OCPJP
9 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.76%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
3 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Oracle
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.70%) Siebel
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.70%) OpenText
6 1 (1.35%) Sun
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
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