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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 2.16% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.92% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
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£300 £285 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £315 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
1000 855 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.17% 74.03% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 450 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle
4 8 (22.22%) ISEB
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) QA
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) SOA
6 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 6 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 6 (16.67%) Web Services
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
7 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) VB
7 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.89%) HP
7 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 4 (11.11%) FTP
8 4 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
8 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
8 4 (11.11%) N-Tier
8 4 (11.11%) MS Visio

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
2 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) Confluence
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) CICS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (5.56%) Agresso
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) FTP
1 4 (11.11%) Wireless
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) MS Access
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.56%) Ant
2 2 (5.56%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) QAComplete
2 2 (5.56%) Gradle
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Tester
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Siebel Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) JMS
2 2 (5.56%) J2EE
2 2 (5.56%) EJB
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.56%) Java EE
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) HPUX
3 4 (11.11%) SUSE
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) SOA
5 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Release Management
6 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Test Management
7 3 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (5.56%) OO
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) VB
2 4 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (11.11%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) HP
4 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 3 (8.33%) Siebel
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.78%) Nintex
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Intel
7 1 (2.78%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy