Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 89 98
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.67% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.56% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Cheshire median daily rate £225 £330 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +8.20% -4.69%
10th Percentile £173 £313 £248
90th Percentile £349 £453 £366
North West median daily rate £306 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -5.77% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1116 1252 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.53% 85.99% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 898 1153
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +13 2 £175 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Mingle
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Payments Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) API Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian