Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Tester
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.85% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Belfast median daily rate £288 - -
County Antrim median daily rate £288 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 514 269 109
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 96.76% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 167 65
Belfast median daily rate £420 £355 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +15.45% -1.60%
10th Percentile £289 £163 £98
90th Percentile £538 £453 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £355 £308
% change year-on-year +18.31% +15.45% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.28 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -6.56% -8.79%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.28 £20.00 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.28 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.21% -6.56% +2.62%

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Belfast

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) Banking
4 7 (70.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 7 (70.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (70.00%) QA
4 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio