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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 62 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.89% 1.38% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.91% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 5
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.19% -21.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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
1152 891 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.20% 72.20% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 479 393
Average daily rate £373 £347 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Bolton - 2 £250 -
Sale - 1 £330 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (34.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.84%) Oracle
3 21 (31.34%) Windows
4 19 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (20.90%) SDLC
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
5 14 (20.90%) ISEB
6 13 (19.40%) SQL
7 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
7 12 (17.91%) Integration Testing
8 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Java
9 10 (14.93%) HP
9 10 (14.93%) JIRA
9 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
10 9 (13.43%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Finance
10 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Banking
11 8 (11.94%) WebLogic
11 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
11 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) User Stories
12 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
12 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (10.45%) Release Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (11.94%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) SAS
3 2 (2.99%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Internet
1 6 (8.96%) AMQP
2 2 (2.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.96%) Big Data
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) MS Access
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) QlikView
5 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) JIRA
2 7 (10.45%) Subversion
2 7 (10.45%) Ant
2 7 (10.45%) JUnit
3 6 (8.96%) Mercurial
3 6 (8.96%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.96%) Gradle
3 6 (8.96%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.49%) QAComplete
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
1 9 (13.43%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Analyst
2 33 (49.25%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Tester
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.97%) Functional Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.48%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) OAT Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Non-Functional Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) EJB
1 6 (8.96%) JMS
1 6 (8.96%) Java EE
1 6 (8.96%) JSON
1 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) Middleware
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.49%) Spring
4 1 (1.49%) JPA
4 1 (1.49%) Drools
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.48%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) HPUX
6 2 (2.99%) SUSE
7 1 (1.49%) UNIX
7 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) SDLC
2 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.91%) Integration Testing
3 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
4 9 (13.43%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
6 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (10.45%) User Stories
6 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.45%) TDD
6 7 (10.45%) Release Management
6 7 (10.45%) OO
6 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.45%) Scrum
7 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) C
4 2 (2.99%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) Lua
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) ISEB
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
4 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.49%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.96%) Puppet
2 6 (8.96%) Vagrant
3 5 (7.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.96%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.49%) Sun
8 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.49%) SAP