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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 72 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 1.25% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.31% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 17
Median daily rate £310 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £338 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
1724 1453 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.52% 95.72% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 786 611
Median daily rate £381 £351 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £188
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 29 66 63
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Bolton - 1 £200 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £221 - 3
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Selenium
3 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Migration
5 11 (18.97%) Java
5 11 (18.97%) QA
5 11 (18.97%) Data Migration
6 10 (17.24%) WebDriver
7 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
7 8 (13.79%) BDD
8 7 (12.07%) JIRA
8 7 (12.07%) SQL
8 7 (12.07%) .NET
8 7 (12.07%) SOAP
8 7 (12.07%) Linux
8 7 (12.07%) IBM
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.34%) ETL
9 6 (10.34%) XML
9 6 (10.34%) TDD
9 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
9 6 (10.34%) Functional Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
10 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 5 (8.62%) Case Management

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 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) WebDriver
3 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
4 7 (12.07%) JIRA
5 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.17%) JMeter
6 3 (5.17%) Toad
7 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.45%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.72%) Appium
8 1 (1.72%) Calabash
8 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.72%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.72%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
1 5 (8.62%) Retail
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
1 7 (12.07%) SOAP
2 6 (10.34%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) JSON
3 5 (8.62%) RESTful
4 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) CESG
2 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.72%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.69%) Migration
4 11 (18.97%) Data Migration
5 8 (13.79%) BDD
5 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 6 (10.34%) ETL
6 6 (10.34%) Functional Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 6 (10.34%) TDD
6 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Case Management
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.62%) Test Management
8 4 (6.90%) ERP
8 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Java
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) Groovy
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (3.45%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (3.45%) CREST Certified
1 2 (3.45%) Cyber Scheme
1 2 (3.45%) ISEB
1 2 (3.45%) OSCP
1 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Tigerscheme
2 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) IBM
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
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