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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 94 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.081% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £301 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -19.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) JSON
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Groovy
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) Calabash
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Appium
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) JBehave
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (16.67%) JBehave
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Calabash
4 1 (16.67%) Appium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
1 4 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA