The first table below looks at the demand for Manual 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 Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 83 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
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£294 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £320 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
856 837 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.59% 73.55% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 442 465
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 £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 44
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -26.31%
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 £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Manchester region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Games
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) CMS
4 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Games
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Manual 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 Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Web Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Games
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center