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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 92 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 1.04% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.38% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Median daily rate £340 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -11.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.69% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
1474 1160 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.41% 75.13% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 638 469
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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
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 May 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 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
3 14 (37.84%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
4 13 (35.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (32.43%) SQL
6 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Defect Management
8 9 (24.32%) Test Management
8 9 (24.32%) JIRA
8 9 (24.32%) QA
8 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) Oracle
9 8 (21.62%) ISEB
9 8 (21.62%) TDD
9 8 (21.62%) Scrum
10 7 (18.92%) XML
10 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (18.92%) BDD
11 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
11 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
11 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
11 6 (16.22%) C
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
11 6 (16.22%) Ruby
11 6 (16.22%) Retail
11 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Selenium
12 5 (13.51%) HP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.11%) Toad
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Games
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Online Betting
4 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
1 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Lead
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Manager
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Test Lead
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) XML
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) Spring
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) MHEG
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Interactive TV
2 3 (8.11%) IPTV
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Data Extraction
3 2 (5.41%) Psychology
4 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Defect Management
5 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) TDD
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
8 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
8 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.51%) OOP
10 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
11 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) C
4 6 (16.22%) Ruby
5 4 (10.81%) VB
6 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.41%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 2 (5.41%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
2 13 (35.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (21.62%) ISEB
4 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) MCP
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.41%) OCP
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (5.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) OpenTV
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) VMware