The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 80 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 28 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 2.28% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.42% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 20
Median daily rate £318 £296 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% +7.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
1552 1859 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.89% 94.08% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1057 835
Median daily rate £400 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 72 70
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 £11.00 £11.50 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham +2 1 - - 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 26 (56.52%) Selenium
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) WebDriver
4 14 (30.43%) Python
4 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Java
5 11 (23.91%) BDD
5 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
6 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
7 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
8 8 (17.39%) ISEB
8 8 (17.39%) C#
8 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
9 7 (15.22%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) Scrum
10 6 (13.04%) GitHub
11 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Finance
11 5 (10.87%) JMeter
12 4 (8.70%) Retail
12 4 (8.70%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
12 4 (8.70%) JIRA
12 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Web Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration

Tester 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 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) GIS
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) QGIS
2 1 (2.17%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Selenium
2 16 (34.78%) WebDriver
3 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
4 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.87%) JMeter
6 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.70%) JIRA
7 3 (6.52%) JUnit
7 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.17%) Calabash
9 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.17%) Log4j
9 1 (2.17%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) LINQ
4 1 (2.17%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) iPhone
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
3 11 (23.91%) BDD
4 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Case Management
10 2 (4.35%) CRM
10 2 (4.35%) ITIL
10 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) C#
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix
2 2 (4.35%) Twitter
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
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