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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 95 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.88% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Median daily rate £270 £300 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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 1244 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.34% 76.65% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 760 527
Median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Bolton -3 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) MySQL
7 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.76%) Burp Suite
4 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) QA Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (4.76%) ERP
7 1 (4.76%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) hybris
3 1 (4.76%) Northgate