The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% 0.052% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.055% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £378 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.31% -16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 1823 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.28% 94.90% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 1043 809
Median daily rate £375 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 68
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Consultant across the Manchester region.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA