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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / North West
Rank 123 142 141
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 16 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.52% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
Median daily rate £338 £290 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +7 10 £238 -18.10% 6
Cheshire +33 6 £388 +37.16% 6
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Selenium
3 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Java
6 10 (25.00%) JIRA
6 10 (25.00%) QA
6 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Automation Testing
8 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) .NET
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Usability Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Test Management
10 6 (15.00%) Workday
11 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Retail
12 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (10.00%) Build Automation
12 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (7.50%) Defect Management
13 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
13 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
13 3 (7.50%) Cucumber

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 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.50%) Firebug
5 1 (2.50%) Gatling
5 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.50%) JBehave
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.50%) TestRail
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Workday Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Automation Testing
6 8 (20.00%) BDD
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Usability Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Test Management
9 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Build Automation
10 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Defect Management
11 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
12 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.00%) CRM
12 2 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) Scala
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Workday
2 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Twitter