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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 38 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 2.13% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.79% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 13
Median daily rate £340 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £235 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £600 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
1502 1291 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.76% 76.53% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 696 548
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 £300 £270 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.16 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.95% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 27 (29.67%) QA
2 27 (29.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) Java
3 23 (25.27%) Finance
4 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 20 (21.98%) JIRA
5 20 (21.98%) Defect Management
6 18 (19.78%) BDD
7 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
8 15 (16.48%) Retail
8 15 (16.48%) Software Testing
9 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (14.29%) TDD
10 13 (14.29%) Oracle
11 12 (13.19%) HP
11 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (13.19%) ISTQB
12 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
12 11 (12.09%) ISEB
12 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
12 11 (12.09%) PL/SQL
13 10 (10.99%) C#
13 10 (10.99%) XML
13 10 (10.99%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Cucumber
13 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Manual Testing
14 9 (9.89%) SDLC

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 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Mingle
3 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.20%) SAP ERP
1 2 (2.20%) SAP FI-AA
1 2 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.10%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 20 (21.98%) JIRA
3 10 (10.99%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.89%) HP UFT
5 7 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.49%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.30%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.20%) Appium
9 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.10%) Calabash
10 1 (1.10%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 15 (16.48%) Retail
3 8 (8.79%) Games
4 6 (6.59%) Banking
5 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Analyst
2 33 (36.26%) Test Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Tester
4 13 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) QA Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.49%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.49%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.49%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Software QA Tester
10 4 (4.40%) UAT Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) XML
2 8 (8.79%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) SOAP
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.10%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.40%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.20%) Psychology
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.10%) Android
1 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 20 (21.98%) Defect Management
4 18 (19.78%) BDD
5 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
6 15 (16.48%) Software Testing
7 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (14.29%) TDD
9 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
10 10 (10.99%) Manual Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.99%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Functional Testing
11 9 (9.89%) SDLC
12 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.79%) Scrum
13 7 (7.69%) Migration
13 7 (7.69%) Test Management
14 6 (6.59%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) Java
3 11 (12.09%) PL/SQL
4 10 (10.99%) C#
5 9 (9.89%) Ruby
6 4 (4.40%) VB
7 3 (3.30%) C
7 3 (3.30%) C++
7 3 (3.30%) Python
8 2 (2.20%) Groovy
8 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.09%) ISEB
3 8 (8.79%) Degree
3 8 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.40%) HND
4 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) MCP
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) OCP
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.20%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.67%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Oracle
2 12 (13.19%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (3.30%) Telerik
5 1 (1.10%) hybris
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
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