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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 98 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.15% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.20% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
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£356 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
1459 989 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.44% 75.55% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 596 457
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015. 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
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) QA
3 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) RUP
8 3 (14.29%) SOAP
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.52%) SQL
9 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (9.52%) Gherkin

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Tester
4 2 (9.52%) QA Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) System Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) RUP
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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