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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £256 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
394 700 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 79.46% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 452 342
Median daily rate £400 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) Workday
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) JSON

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 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Workday Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (10.00%) HR Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Workday
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint