Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 19 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.

Agile Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 156 155
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1 -29
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Manchester median daily rate £300 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +0.78% -
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Agile 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2367 2961 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.17% 83.86% 80.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1885 1806
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in Manchester

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in Manchester

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 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
Stockport - 1 - -
Agile Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Swedish Language
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium

Agile Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP