The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 94 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate £340 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
Test Engineer
North West

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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Manchester region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 13 (56.52%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
5 9 (39.13%) QA
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (17.39%) C++
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) .NET
10 3 (13.04%) Games
10 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.04%) JIRA
10 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) Retail
11 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
11 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
11 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Games
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
3 8 (34.78%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
9 1 (4.35%) System Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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