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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 81 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.64% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.87% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£270 £310 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +8.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
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
1206 917 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.89% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 475 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £213 - 1
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) CSS
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (26.67%) TDD
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) XML
5 8 (26.67%) Test Management
5 8 (26.67%) Scala
6 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (23.33%) Saxon XSLT
6 7 (23.33%) XSLT
6 7 (23.33%) OOP
6 7 (23.33%) UNIX
6 7 (23.33%) XML Schema
6 7 (23.33%) XQuery
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) ISEB
7 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (16.67%) Digital Media
8 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.67%) C++
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Hudson
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Python Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
1 10 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (26.67%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) XSLT
3 7 (23.33%) XML Schema
3 7 (23.33%) Saxon XSLT
4 3 (10.00%) Django
4 3 (10.00%) Qt
4 3 (10.00%) Celery
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Android
2 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Debian
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (26.67%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) Test Management
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (23.33%) OOP
5 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) Scala
3 7 (23.33%) XQuery
4 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Atmel
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Actimize
4 1 (3.33%) Veeam
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