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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 74 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 35 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.17% 0.89% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.23% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
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£328 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
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
1209 897 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.00% 72.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 506 452
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 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 30 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 - 1
Sale - 2 £354 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (27.14%) Oracle
3 19 (27.14%) Windows
4 16 (22.86%) ISEB
4 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (18.57%) Integration Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.57%) HP
6 12 (17.14%) Linux
6 12 (17.14%) Java
6 12 (17.14%) SQL
6 12 (17.14%) SDLC
7 10 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Release Management
7 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Finance
8 9 (12.86%) Banking
8 9 (12.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
8 9 (12.86%) Security Testing
8 9 (12.86%) QA
9 8 (11.43%) DV Cleared
9 8 (11.43%) JIRA
10 7 (10.00%) Scrum

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.86%) SAS
3 2 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
1 4 (5.71%) AMQP
2 2 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.71%) Big Data
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) MS Access
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.43%) QlikView
5 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) JIRA
2 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 5 (7.14%) Ant
2 5 (7.14%) JUnit
2 5 (7.14%) Subversion
3 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.71%) Gradle
3 4 (5.71%) Mercurial
3 4 (5.71%) Selenium
4 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.43%) Maven
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Analyst
2 31 (44.29%) Test Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Test Leader
4 8 (11.43%) Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Applications Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Functional Tester
8 3 (4.29%) OAT Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Exchange Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) EJB
2 4 (5.71%) JMS
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) Java EE
2 4 (5.71%) JSON
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) JPA
4 1 (1.43%) Drools
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.43%) Spring
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.29%) AIX
6 2 (2.86%) HPUX
6 2 (2.86%) SUSE
7 1 (1.43%) UNIX
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (18.57%) Integration Testing
2 12 (17.14%) SDLC
3 10 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 10 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (14.29%) Release Management
3 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (12.86%) Security Testing
5 7 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 7 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (8.57%) CRM
6 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.57%) Test Management
6 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) Java
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) C
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) VB
3 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) Lua
4 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) ISEB
2 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (12.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (11.43%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.71%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.43%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.14%) SCCM
3 4 (5.71%) Puppet
3 4 (5.71%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Oracle
2 13 (18.57%) HP
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 4 (5.71%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco
6 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.43%) Sun
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
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