Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 103 63
Rank change year-on-year -13 -40 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 59 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 1.66% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.98% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 43
Manchester median daily rate £250 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +3.13% -0.39%
10th Percentile £110 £174 £215
90th Percentile £441 £438 £400
North West median daily rate £338 £330 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% -17.50% +24.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £22.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.84% -14.15% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £20.50 £23.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £24.97 £29.35
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £30.00
% change year-on-year +53.50% -18.57% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2394 2979 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.10% 83.92% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1894 1794
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 November 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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -1 2 £245 - 1
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
3 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Validation
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Selenium
5 5 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) .NET
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 4 (13.79%) ERP
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.79%) QA
6 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.34%) Fintech
7 3 (10.34%) SDLC
7 3 (10.34%) Home Automation
7 3 (10.34%) Test Management
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
7 3 (10.34%) Usability Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) ISEB
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (10.34%) LabVIEW

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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 7 (24.14%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) LabVIEW
4 2 (6.90%) NUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) MorphX
5 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
2 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fintech
1 3 (10.34%) Home Automation
1 3 (10.34%) Smart Home
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
2 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
2 8 (27.59%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
4 4 (13.79%) ERP
4 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) SDLC
5 3 (10.34%) Test Management
5 3 (10.34%) Usability Testing
6 2 (6.90%) API Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Case Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) SAP