The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 92 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.074% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1120 1541 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.84% 85.14% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 897 698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Agile Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) J2SE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

Agile Testing
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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2SE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft