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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 87 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.21% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 8
Median daily rate £370 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £481 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.27% +3.47%
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
1478 1244 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.41% 76.60% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 759 527
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 - 4 £425 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) ISTQB
3 13 (37.14%) Java
3 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) ISEB
4 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 10 (28.57%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
6 9 (25.71%) BDD
6 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
7 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 8 (22.86%) OOP
8 7 (20.00%) Test Management
8 7 (20.00%) JIRA
8 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (20.00%) User Experience
9 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Project Management
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 5 (14.29%) XML
10 5 (14.29%) Ruby
10 5 (14.29%) Subversion
10 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Stress Testing

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 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.71%) Magento
4 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.86%) SAP BPC
4 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.71%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Toad
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Games
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
1 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Android Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) UAT Lead
5 3 (8.57%) UAT Test Lead
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.71%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) UAT Manager
6 2 (5.71%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) Spring
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) MHEG
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Interactive TV
4 2 (5.71%) IPTV
4 2 (5.71%) Psychology
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Android
1 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
4 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
5 8 (22.86%) OOP
5 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
6 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.00%) Test Management
7 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Project Management
8 5 (14.29%) Information Assurance
8 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Stress Testing
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) C
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISTQB
2 11 (31.43%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.71%) OCP
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Certification
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) OpenTV
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) VMware