The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 134 145 136
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 20 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.57% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.69% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 5
Median daily rate £310 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +25.00%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2941 3626 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.01% 82.00% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2271 1379
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 140 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Manchester -1 12 £275 -15.38% 11
Cheshire +4 6 £330 +7.31% 1
Lancashire +15 1 - - 1
Merseyside +6 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Selenium
3 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Java
4 10 (27.03%) QA
5 8 (21.62%) JIRA
5 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 7 (18.92%) .NET
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
8 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.51%) MySQL
8 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.81%) Degree
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.11%) JMeter
10 3 (8.11%) Finance
10 3 (8.11%) Ruby
10 3 (8.11%) VBScript
10 3 (8.11%) Ant
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle
10 3 (8.11%) PHP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) PuTTY
1 3 (8.11%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.11%) Ant
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
4 3 (8.11%) TestComplete
4 3 (8.11%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (8.11%) WATIR
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.70%) Gatling
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) TestRail
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (5.41%) Software QA Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Testing Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
5 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.11%) API Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
7 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Management
8 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) PHP
3 3 (8.11%) Ruby
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 2 (5.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) hybris
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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