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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 81 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.83% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.98% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Median daily rate £238 £270 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £156 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £450 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
1118 1533 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.69% 84.98% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 894 702
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) Usability Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Retail
7 4 (18.18%) JIRA
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Build Automation
8 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (9.09%) Migration
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Legal
9 2 (9.09%) ISEB
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle

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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) EPiServer
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Firebug
4 1 (4.55%) JBehave
4 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.55%) TestRail
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Usability Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Build Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Scala
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter