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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 80 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.87% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
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£281 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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
998 857 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.23% 74.20% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 453 440
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.60 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £47.13 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (23.08%) Games
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
1 1 (7.69%) Online Games
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (7.69%) RHCSA
3 1 (7.69%) ACSP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCIP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) RHCE
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ACSA
3 1 (7.69%) MCDST
3 1 (7.69%) MCTS
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) EMC
1 1 (7.69%) Avaya
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.69%) Apple
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
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