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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 96 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Average daily rate £270 £236 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £219 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £279 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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 1271 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 76.66% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 684 543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Oldham - 2 £213 -
Salford - 1 £365 -
Wigan - 1 £240 - 2
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) .NET
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) QA
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Usability Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) WinForms
7 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.00%) Windows
7 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.00%) Groovy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (4.00%) OpenText MBPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Software QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
3 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) BDD
4 4 (16.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Usability Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Groovy
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Northgate
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle