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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 92 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 0.87% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.09% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Median daily rate £370 £325 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
1425 1553 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.92% 79.76% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 893 701
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 40 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Stockport -8 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £365 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 5 (23.81%) Usability Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (19.05%) JIRA
8 4 (19.05%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Build Automation
8 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
9 3 (14.29%) VBScript
9 3 (14.29%) TestComplete
9 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
10 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.76%) EPoS
11 1 (4.76%) Middleware

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%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) TestComplete
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Firebug
5 1 (4.76%) JBehave
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) TestRail
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Automation Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Usability Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Build Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.76%) Test Management
10 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter