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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 90 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.79% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.04% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Median daily rate £340 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
1446 1155 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.96% 76.14% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 695 497
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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
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 Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Salford - 2 £456 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (43.75%) Java
4 12 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (31.25%) ISEB
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
7 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (28.13%) Defect Management
8 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (25.00%) Scrum
9 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
9 7 (21.88%) XML
9 7 (21.88%) OOP
9 7 (21.88%) JIRA
9 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Test Management
9 7 (21.88%) BDD
10 6 (18.75%) Security Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (18.75%) Ruby
10 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.63%) User Experience
11 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
11 5 (15.63%) Finance
11 5 (15.63%) Games

Software 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:

Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.25%) Magento
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) SAP BPC
3 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Toad
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
1 5 (15.63%) Games
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Online Betting
2 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
1 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) UAT Lead
5 3 (9.38%) UAT Test Lead
6 2 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) OAT Manager
6 2 (6.25%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.25%) QA Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) MHEG
1 5 (15.63%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Interactive TV
2 3 (9.38%) IPTV
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Psychology
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Defect Management
3 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.00%) Scrum
4 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) OOP
5 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Test Management
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
6 6 (18.75%) Security Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
7 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) Ruby
5 4 (12.50%) C
5 4 (12.50%) VB
6 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (31.25%) ISEB
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) OCP
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Certification
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) OpenTV
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) VMware