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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 87 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.17% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
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£250 £281 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
1000 872 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 73.65% 67.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 451 488
Average daily rate £350 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 51
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) ACSP
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ACSA
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ACSP
1 1 (20.00%) ACSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCIP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) RHCE
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) Apple