The table below looks at the statistics for Manual 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 Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 93 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.15% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £270 £235 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -24.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
Manual 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
1479 1126 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.69% 75.37% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 616 457
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.39% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.70 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Oldham - 2 £213 -
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Selenium
3 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) QA
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Usability Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (12.50%) BDD
7 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 3 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.33%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Waterfall

Manual 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 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (4.17%) OpenText MBPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) UAT Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) WinForms
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Northgate