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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£275 £310 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +8.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
1114 911 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.39% 70.13% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 459 354
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.69 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 28 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
Bury -1 1 £225 +80.00%
Bolton - 1 £213 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
4 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
4 8 (25.81%) SDLC
5 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) ISEB
5 7 (22.58%) Test Management
6 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) HP
7 5 (16.13%) Validation
8 4 (12.90%) TDD
8 4 (12.90%) Banking
8 4 (12.90%) Retail
8 4 (12.90%) XQuery
8 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
8 4 (12.90%) OOP
8 4 (12.90%) XML
8 4 (12.90%) XSLT
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) UNIX
8 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Robot
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Python Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Django Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.23%) XML Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Python Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
2 4 (12.90%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) XSLT
2 4 (12.90%) Saxon XSLT
3 3 (9.68%) Qt
3 3 (9.68%) Django
3 3 (9.68%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) Life Science
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
2 8 (25.81%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) Test Management
4 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
4 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) TDD
6 4 (12.90%) OOP
6 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.68%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) XQuery
2 4 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Scala
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (22.58%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) FATCA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Veeam
3 1 (3.23%) Actimize
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) VMware