The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Manchester
Rank 65 70 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.84% 2.14% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.55% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 21
Median daily rate £288 £331 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.20% +3.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £273 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £349 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.20 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Manchester

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Manchester

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Manchester

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting 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 23 March 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 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 23 (43.40%) Selenium
3 19 (35.85%) Java
4 18 (33.96%) JIRA
5 17 (32.08%) QA
6 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (22.64%) Defect Management
9 11 (20.75%) QA Automation
9 11 (20.75%) BDD
10 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
11 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
12 8 (15.09%) Automation Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Retail
12 8 (15.09%) .NET
13 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
13 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Scrum
14 6 (11.32%) Finance
14 6 (11.32%) XML
14 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
14 6 (11.32%) Usability Testing
14 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
14 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
14 6 (11.32%) High Availability
15 5 (9.43%) ISEB
15 5 (9.43%) Oracle
15 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy

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 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Portal
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.89%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (7.55%) QlikView
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) Selenium
2 18 (33.96%) JIRA
3 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.66%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.66%) TestNG
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) Log4j
6 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.89%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.89%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (15.09%) Retail
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) QA Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Tester
3 10 (18.87%) QA Automation Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Automation Tester
6 5 (9.43%) Java Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) CRM Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) CRM Business Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Project Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) XML
3 5 (9.43%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) Chai
5 1 (1.89%) Node.js
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) NHS
2 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Defect Management
4 11 (20.75%) BDD
4 11 (20.75%) QA Automation
5 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Automation Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
8 6 (11.32%) High Availability
8 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Usability Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
9 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.55%) Build Automation
10 4 (7.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 19 (35.85%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.66%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Tableau
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) WorldPay