The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 86 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.10% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
Software 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
1217 909 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.94% 72.55% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 507 453
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.75 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 11 (37.93%) Test Management
4 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
6 8 (27.59%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (17.24%) Oracle
8 5 (17.24%) Validation
9 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) HP
9 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
10 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (10.34%) RUP
10 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Banking
10 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Robot
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Django Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) Django
1 2 (6.90%) Qt
1 2 (6.90%) Celery
2 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Life Science
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Test Management
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) SDLC
5 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.24%) Validation
6 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) RUP
8 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
8 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.45%) hybris
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