The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 63 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 0.99% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.05% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 4
Average daily rate
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£324 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 1044 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.34% 93.63% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 525 611
Average daily rate £330 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Tester
North West

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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (35.56%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
3 11 (24.44%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Oracle
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
5 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Java
6 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
6 7 (15.56%) QA
6 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Linux
7 6 (13.33%) Apache
7 6 (13.33%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.11%) HPUX
8 5 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (11.11%) SUSE
8 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
8 5 (11.11%) MS Access
8 5 (11.11%) N-Tier
8 5 (11.11%) SOA
8 5 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 5 (11.11%) FTP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (13.33%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maximo
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) MS Access
4 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.89%) Firebug
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) Toad
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) EDI
3 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.22%) LAMP
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Interactive TV
2 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) HPUX
2 5 (11.11%) SUSE
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) SOA
5 5 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Release Management
5 5 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.44%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 5 (11.11%) VB
3 3 (6.67%) PHP
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (6.67%) CEH
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) HP
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.44%) Citrix
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago