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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 146 135 129
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.49% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Median daily rate £295 £255 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £219 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £328 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £38.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.53% +48.07%
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
3041 2840 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.07% 76.92% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1679 1251
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 97
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -10 11 £280 +23.07% 8
Merseyside - 4 £313 - 2
Cheshire -8 2 £288 -6.50% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (48.28%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) .NET
5 9 (31.03%) QA
6 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
8 5 (17.24%) MySQL
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) JIRA
9 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (10.34%) PuTTY
10 3 (10.34%) WinSCP
10 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
10 3 (10.34%) WATIR
10 3 (10.34%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (10.34%) BDD
10 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
10 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
10 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow

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 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) PuTTY
1 3 (10.34%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Ant
4 3 (10.34%) JMeter
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.34%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (10.34%) WATIR
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.45%) Burp Suite
6 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) QA Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Testing Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) BDD
6 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Usability Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Validation
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) hybris
3 1 (3.45%) Northgate
Stockport
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