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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 96 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.68% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.72% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £338 £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £211 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
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
1569 1808 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.12% 93.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1019 851
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 70 67
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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
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 5 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) Mobile Games
3 4 (22.22%) Games
3 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (22.22%) QA
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) MS Excel

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 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LLU
1 1 (5.56%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
4 2 (11.11%) TestNG
4 2 (11.11%) TestRail
5 1 (5.56%) Firebug
5 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) API Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
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