The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 104 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £343 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.60% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
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
1740 1432 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.72% 95.59% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 789 616
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 68
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 Skill Set
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Test Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing

Test Specialist 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing