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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 106 103 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.056% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.071% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £381
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Agile 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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1502 1417 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.28% 79.12% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 858 612
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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
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 Agile Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Bolton - 1 £325 -
Agile Testing
North West

Agile Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Gatling
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) DSDM
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring

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 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Gatling
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft