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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.09% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.46% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 23
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£320 £253 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.73% -8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £269 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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
1016 888 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.32% 74.25% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 466 511
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 58
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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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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 - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) ISEB
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) SOA
5 6 (17.65%) N-Tier
5 6 (17.65%) MS Access
5 6 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (17.65%) FTP
5 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
5 6 (17.65%) VB
5 6 (17.65%) HPUX
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Apache
5 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
5 6 (17.65%) WebLogic Integration
5 6 (17.65%) TIBCO
5 6 (17.65%) SUSE
5 6 (17.65%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
1 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.65%) WebLogic Integration
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Maximo
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) FTP
2 4 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) PABX
3 1 (2.94%) Modbus
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 6 (17.65%) MS Access
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Tester
3 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Tester
7 4 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
8 3 (8.82%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Operations Business Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 1 (2.94%) Business Support Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
10 1 (2.94%) Consultant
10 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) CCTV
4 1 (2.94%) SCADA
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) HPUX
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
1 6 (17.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) SOA
4 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Release Management
6 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.82%) SEO
8 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
8 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) VB
1 6 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) Nintex
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
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