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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Manchester
Rank 64 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.28% 2.49% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.02% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 14
Median daily rate £240 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.06% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.43 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
1166 1587 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 83.05% 82.31% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 925 668
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 34
Median hourly rate £29.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 - 1 £345 - 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 22 (38.60%) Selenium
3 17 (29.82%) Java
4 16 (28.07%) QA
4 16 (28.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.56%) JIRA
6 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
7 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
8 12 (21.05%) BDD
9 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Oracle
10 10 (17.54%) Retail
11 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
11 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Scrum
13 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
13 7 (12.28%) .NET
13 7 (12.28%) SOAP
13 7 (12.28%) QA Automation
14 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
14 6 (10.53%) High Availability
14 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
14 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
14 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
14 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
14 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
14 6 (10.53%) XML
14 6 (10.53%) Migration

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 (1.75%) CICS
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Portal
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.75%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Firewall
1 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.51%) QlikView
4 1 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) JIRA
3 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.26%) TestNG
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) Firebug
5 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.51%) Log4j
5 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.75%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.75%) TestRail
6 1 (1.75%) The Grinder
General
1 10 (17.54%) Retail
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) QA Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
1 7 (12.28%) SOAP
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS3
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) Node.js
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) NHS
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (3.51%) AIX
2 2 (3.51%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
4 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
5 12 (21.05%) BDD
6 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
9 7 (12.28%) QA Automation
9 7 (12.28%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) High Availability
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Build Automation
12 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Java
3 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.02%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) Ruby
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) COBOL
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) JCL
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Tableau
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) IBM
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) WorldPay