The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 102 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £284 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
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
1676 1440 1245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.85% 95.55% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 850 660
Median daily rate £378 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 63
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.94 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -10.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Test Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) BDD
3 11 (68.75%) Automated Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (50.00%) Java
6 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
6 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (43.75%) SDLC
7 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) QA
9 3 (18.75%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
10 2 (12.50%) ISEB
10 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (12.50%) Open Source
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) Ruby
10 2 (12.50%) Web Services

Test Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) BDD
2 11 (68.75%) Automated Testing
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
5 7 (43.75%) SDLC
5 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (12.50%) Open Source
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Northgate