The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 85 - 86
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.081% - 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.13% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 838 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Agile Testing
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Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting