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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank - 84 -
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £318 £335
% change year-on-year
-7.48% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1494 1090 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.27% 76.87% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 662 482
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA