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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.99% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.20% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £425 £263 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.75% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%

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
1157 1587 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.88% 82.31% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 925 652
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 32
Median hourly rate £29.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Selenium
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) Usability Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Build Automation
8 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA
9 3 (15.79%) TestComplete
9 3 (15.79%) VBScript
9 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
10 2 (10.53%) User Stories
10 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
10 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio

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 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) TestComplete
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Firebug
5 1 (5.26%) JBehave
5 1 (5.26%) TestRail
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Usability Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Build Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter