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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 75 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 1.68% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.75% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
Average daily rate £285 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £198 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oldham - 1 £213 -
Salford - 1 £250 -
Stockport - 1 £125 - 4
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (33.33%) QA
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Selenium
4 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (20.29%) Automation Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
6 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Finance
6 13 (18.84%) Oracle
7 12 (17.39%) Java
8 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Functional Testing
9 10 (14.49%) SoapUI
9 10 (14.49%) SQL
10 9 (13.04%) .NET
10 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.04%) HP
10 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 9 (13.04%) JIRA
10 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Test Management
11 8 (11.59%) Retail
11 8 (11.59%) BDD
11 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database
12 7 (10.14%) TDD
12 7 (10.14%) Migration
12 7 (10.14%) Toad
12 7 (10.14%) SOAP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.45%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.90%) HFM
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) OLAP
3 1 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Selenium
2 10 (14.49%) SoapUI
3 9 (13.04%) JIRA
4 7 (10.14%) Toad
5 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
7 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.90%) Appium
9 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.45%) Calabash
10 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) SOAP
2 7 (10.14%) XML
3 5 (7.25%) JSON
3 5 (7.25%) RESTful
4 4 (5.80%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) COM
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) WinForms
5 1 (1.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
1 5 (7.25%) Unix
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (20.29%) Automation Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.94%) Functional Testing
5 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 8 (11.59%) BDD
7 8 (11.59%) Test Management
8 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
8 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) TDD
9 6 (8.70%) ETL
9 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.25%) Scrum
11 4 (5.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) Java
2 10 (14.49%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) Groovy
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) ISEB
2 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) HND
4 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) HP
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 5 (7.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.45%) Telerik
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 25 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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