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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 86 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.97% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.22% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 9
Median daily rate £370 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £520 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+18.37% -44.82%
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
1506 1471 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.23% 79.47% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 897 612
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 8 £413 +50.00%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (40.00%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) Project Management
5 10 (33.33%) ISEB
5 10 (33.33%) OOP
5 10 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) Android
6 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 9 (30.00%) User Experience
6 9 (30.00%) Subversion
7 8 (26.67%) Oracle
7 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (20.00%) Test Management
9 6 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Android Development
10 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Stress Testing
10 5 (16.67%) System Testing
10 5 (16.67%) VB

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 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.67%) Magento
4 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
4 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (30.00%) Subversion
2 4 (13.33%) HP UFT
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) iOS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.33%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) UAT Lead
6 1 (3.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Psychology
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 9 (30.00%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) BDD
2 12 (40.00%) Scrum
3 11 (36.67%) Project Management
4 10 (33.33%) OOP
4 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Android Development
7 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Test Management
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Stress Testing
8 5 (16.67%) System Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (13.33%) iOS Development
9 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) VB
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) C
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) MCP
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.67%) OCP
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft