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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 79 59 78
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 50 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 2.52% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 3.16% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 10
Median daily rate £340 £310 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -2.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.43 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
1406 1580 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 79.52% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 911 704
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 December 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 2 December 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
Salford -9 1 £180 -40.00%
Stockport -10 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 28 (47.46%) SQL
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Selenium
4 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
6 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
6 11 (18.64%) QA
6 11 (18.64%) Java
6 11 (18.64%) Oracle
7 10 (16.95%) JIRA
8 9 (15.25%) Retail
8 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
9 8 (13.56%) BDD
9 8 (13.56%) Finance
9 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.56%) .NET
10 7 (11.86%) SOAP
10 7 (11.86%) NHS
10 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
11 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.17%) ISEB
11 6 (10.17%) Migration
11 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.17%) Scrum
12 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
12 5 (8.47%) HP UFT
12 5 (8.47%) Usability Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Security Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Web 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 (1.69%) CICS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Project
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP BPC
1 2 (3.39%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.69%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
2 1 (1.69%) MS Access
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Selenium
2 10 (16.95%) JIRA
3 5 (8.47%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (3.39%) Firebug
6 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.69%) TestRail
7 1 (1.69%) The Grinder
7 1 (1.69%) Toad
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.25%) Retail
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Analyst
2 21 (35.59%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Software Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (5.08%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) CSS3
4 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) NHS
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) AIX
2 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
4 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
6 8 (13.56%) BDD
7 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
8 6 (10.17%) Migration
8 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Scrum
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.47%) Security Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Usability Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Build Automation
10 4 (6.78%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.08%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) COBOL
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) JCL
6 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) SAP
3 2 (3.39%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) hybris
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Tableau
4 1 (1.69%) WorldPay
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