The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 75 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.89% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.07% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
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£310 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.01%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 838 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Software Testing
North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
Salford -1 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £300 - 2
Bolton - 1 £310 - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) Scrum
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) OOP
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) Games
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) XHTML
3 5 (29.41%) Animation
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) MooTools
4 4 (23.53%) Dojo
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) V-Model
4 4 (23.53%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) IPTV
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Toad
3 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (29.41%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) XHTML
1 5 (29.41%) HTML5
2 4 (23.53%) Dojo
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 4 (23.53%) MooTools
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) ODBC
5 1 (5.88%) EDI
5 1 (5.88%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Animation
2 4 (23.53%) IPTV
3 3 (17.65%) New Media
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) MHEG
5 1 (5.88%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) BBC
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
5 1 (5.88%) Interactive TV
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) OOP
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) V-Model
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) HNC
4 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) WCAG
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) OpenTV
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
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