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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.15% 2.16% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.81% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 7
Median daily rate £325 £328 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £279 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £388 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +17.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +10.90%
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
1500 1246 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.56% 76.82% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 760 522
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 - - 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 24 (31.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (29.87%) Selenium
3 19 (24.68%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) Java
4 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.78%) Finance
5 16 (20.78%) JIRA
5 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
6 15 (19.48%) QA
6 15 (19.48%) ISEB
7 13 (16.88%) HP UFT
7 13 (16.88%) BDD
8 11 (14.29%) HP
8 11 (14.29%) TDD
9 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Migration
9 10 (12.99%) PL/SQL
9 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
9 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.99%) Automation Testing
10 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
10 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
10 9 (11.69%) Oracle
10 9 (11.69%) Scrum
11 8 (10.39%) Ruby
11 8 (10.39%) Software Testing
11 8 (10.39%) C#
11 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing

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 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.90%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.60%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.60%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) MySQL
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Selenium
2 16 (20.78%) JIRA
3 13 (16.88%) HP UFT
4 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
5 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.30%) Appium
9 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.30%) Subversion
9 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.30%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Games
4 4 (5.19%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Analyst
2 33 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 18 (23.38%) Tester
4 7 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) QA Tester
5 6 (7.79%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Developer
6 5 (6.49%) QA Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (6.49%) Software Tester
6 5 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.19%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) SOAP
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Psychology
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
4 13 (16.88%) BDD
5 11 (14.29%) TDD
6 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
6 10 (12.99%) Automation Testing
6 10 (12.99%) Migration
6 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.69%) Scrum
8 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Test Planning
9 7 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 18 (23.38%) Java
3 10 (12.99%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.39%) C#
4 8 (10.39%) Ruby
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) C
6 3 (3.90%) Python
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Groovy
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.60%) MCP
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.60%) OCP
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.60%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.30%) HND
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
4 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) hybris
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
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