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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 128 129 122
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 23 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.22% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 8
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£309 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £331 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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
2988 2223 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.21% 73.46% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1786 1197 973
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 102 92
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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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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
Manchester -1 11 £313 +6.38% 13
Cheshire +1 10 £309 -3.51% 6
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 20 (48.78%) ISEB
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
3 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
4 13 (31.71%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) QA
5 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
6 10 (24.39%) Mobile App
7 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Test Management
7 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (19.51%) SDLC
9 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
9 6 (14.63%) Java
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) RUP
11 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
11 4 (9.76%) SOAP
11 4 (9.76%) .NET
11 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Scrum
11 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.76%) System Testing
12 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
12 3 (7.32%) SQL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Test Analyst
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Mobile Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Applications Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.44%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) SOAP
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) J2EE
2 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
4 9 (21.95%) Test Management
4 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
5 8 (19.51%) SDLC
5 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.20%) RUP
8 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.76%) System Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) ISEB
2 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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