The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 59 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 1.49% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.60% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -3.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £320 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
Tester
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
1314 1062 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.91% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 553 580
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 15 (34.88%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) QA
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 9 (20.93%) Web Services
4 8 (18.60%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
5 7 (16.28%) SOAP
5 7 (16.28%) .NET
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.95%) Telerik
6 6 (13.95%) Google
6 6 (13.95%) SOA
7 5 (11.63%) ISEB
7 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Retail
8 4 (9.30%) Android
8 4 (9.30%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.30%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.30%) J2EE
8 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.30%) C#
8 4 (9.30%) C++

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.65%) Apache
1 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.33%) Agresso
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.33%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) FTP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) MS Access
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) QAComplete
4 2 (4.65%) Zephyr
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Web Services
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) SOAP
3 4 (9.30%) J2EE
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Arduino
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) HPUX
3 2 (4.65%) SUSE
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.95%) SOA
6 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) TDD
7 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Kanban
9 2 (4.65%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Statistical Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) C#
2 4 (9.30%) C++
3 3 (6.98%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Telerik
2 6 (13.95%) Google
3 3 (6.98%) Atmel
3 3 (6.98%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) Sun
5 1 (2.33%) Siebel
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
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