The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 94 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.066% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Test Specialist
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
1435 1218 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.35% 94.79% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 656 454
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 81
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Specialist
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP