The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 88 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.61% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £288 £308 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -0.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
Manual Testing
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 Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
867 820 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.08% 83.08% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 524 313
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 33
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Chester -1 2 £288 -6.50%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java