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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 89 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.96% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.25% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Average daily rate £328 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 2 £325 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 26 (44.07%) SQL
2 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
3 21 (35.59%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (28.81%) QA
5 16 (27.12%) Performance Testing
6 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
6 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
6 15 (25.42%) HP UFT
7 14 (23.73%) Java
8 13 (22.03%) Oracle
8 13 (22.03%) Citrix
8 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (20.34%) JIRA
9 12 (20.34%) TDD
10 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
10 11 (18.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (18.64%) Defect Management
11 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.95%) Test Management
11 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.25%) C
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) ISEB
13 8 (13.56%) Retail
13 8 (13.56%) Scrum
14 7 (11.86%) Selenium
14 7 (11.86%) Windows
14 7 (11.86%) BDD
14 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Mingle
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.69%) Magento
3 1 (1.69%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) HP UFT
2 12 (20.34%) JIRA
3 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 6 (10.17%) Toad
5 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.08%) eggPlant
7 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.39%) Subversion
8 2 (3.39%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.69%) Ant
9 1 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 8 (13.56%) Retail
2 4 (6.78%) Games
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Analyst
1 34 (57.63%) Test Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.47%) QA Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Data Migration Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) SAP Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Data Migration Tester
7 3 (5.08%) ETL Tester
7 3 (5.08%) UAT Lead
7 3 (5.08%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) Spring
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) MHEG
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Data Extraction
2 3 (5.08%) Interactive TV
2 3 (5.08%) IPTV
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Psychology
4 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Performance Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
4 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (20.34%) TDD
6 11 (18.64%) Defect Management
6 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
7 10 (16.95%) Test Management
8 8 (13.56%) Scrum
9 7 (11.86%) BDD
10 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
10 6 (10.17%) Information Security
10 6 (10.17%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.17%) System Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.47%) Computer Forensics
11 5 (8.47%) ETL
11 5 (8.47%) Migration
11 5 (8.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) C
5 6 (10.17%) C++
5 6 (10.17%) Python
6 5 (8.47%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.08%) VB
8 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) C#
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
2 11 (18.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.56%) ISEB
4 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) MCP
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.39%) OCP
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.39%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Citrix
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) HP
5 3 (5.08%) OpenTV
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) EMC
6 1 (1.69%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago