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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 62 76
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 43 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% 2.30% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 2.78% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 2
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
1130 1545 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.84% 82.66% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 894 658
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 £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 £425 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) OOP
4 9 (47.37%) BDD
5 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
5 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
5 8 (42.11%) User Experience
6 7 (36.84%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) Ruby
7 5 (26.32%) Subversion
7 5 (26.32%) Android
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) Games
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.79%) PHP
9 3 (15.79%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) C++
9 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
9 3 (15.79%) OpenTV
9 3 (15.79%) Interactive TV
9 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
9 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.79%) Data Migration

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 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) iOS Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Android Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Node.js
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) React
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Express
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Interactive TV
2 3 (15.79%) MHEG
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.79%) New Media
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) IPTV
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
2 5 (26.32%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) OOP
4 9 (47.37%) BDD
5 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Android Development
9 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 1 (5.26%) ERP
11 1 (5.26%) Test Management
11 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) OpenTV
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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