The median contractor rate for an Agile Test Analyst was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Agile Test Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £225 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Agile Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Agile Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Test Analyst in Manchester

Agile Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Test Analyst in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Test Analyst in Manchester

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Agile Test Analyst 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 Manchester region featuring Agile Test Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification