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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 64 64 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 1.45% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.57% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +51.21%
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
1356 1018 1173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.58% 92.04% 90.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 500 597
Average daily rate £338 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 84
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (32.50%) Selenium
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle
4 10 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) QA
6 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Java
6 8 (20.00%) SOA
6 8 (20.00%) ISEB
7 7 (17.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.00%) FTP
8 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.00%) VB
8 6 (15.00%) .NET
8 6 (15.00%) Web Services
8 6 (15.00%) Apache
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (12.50%) SOAP
9 5 (12.50%) HPUX
9 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
9 5 (12.50%) MS Access
9 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
9 5 (12.50%) TIBCO

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (15.00%) Apache
2 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Agresso
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) FTP
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.50%) MS Access
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) DB2
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) QAComplete
4 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
1 6 (15.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (7.50%) J2EE
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Middleware
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
5 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (2.50%) Arduino
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) SUSE
2 5 (12.50%) HPUX
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Debian
4 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
3 8 (20.00%) SOA
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Release Management
6 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) VB
3 5 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) HP
3 5 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 5 (12.50%) Telerik
3 5 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Atmel
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Sun
5 1 (2.50%) Siebel
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
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