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 27 June 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 62 66
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 2.41% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.91% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 10
Median daily rate £210 £339 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.00% +3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £301 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.45% -4.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 15 (44.12%) JIRA
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) Selenium
3 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 10 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) QA
6 8 (23.53%) Java
6 8 (23.53%) ISEB
6 8 (23.53%) QA Automation
7 7 (20.59%) Finance
7 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
9 5 (14.71%) Test Management
9 5 (14.71%) Retail
9 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) Degree
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.76%) BDD
11 3 (8.82%) Case Management
11 3 (8.82%) User Stories
11 3 (8.82%) SDLC
11 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
11 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
11 3 (8.82%) Banking
11 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 (2.94%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) JIRA
2 12 (35.29%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.94%) NUnit
5 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Games
4 2 (5.88%) Law
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.94%) Home Automation
1 1 (2.94%) NHS
1 1 (2.94%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 10 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (23.53%) QA Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.71%) Test Management
8 4 (11.76%) BDD
8 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Case Management
9 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 3 (8.82%) SDLC
9 3 (8.82%) User Stories
10 2 (5.88%) Analytics
10 2 (5.88%) High Availability
10 2 (5.88%) Migration
10 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) HP
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Tableau
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