Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 September 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 128 134
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 13
Manchester median daily rate £425 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09% -6.38%
10th Percentile £294 £162 £205
90th Percentile £498 £384 £360
North West median daily rate £425 £319 £298
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 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 2,632 2,408 3,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.87% 82.52% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,481 1,883
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £245 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 60
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +17.19% -13.01%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £10.95
90th Percentile £35.38 £45.90 £41.73
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.06% +37.93% -26.82%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Java
6 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 7 (50.00%) BDD
6 7 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 5 (35.71%) QA
8 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
8 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
9 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
9 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 3 (21.43%) Banking
10 2 (14.29%) TDD
10 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
10 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 2 (14.29%) JMeter
10 2 (14.29%) Finance
10 2 (14.29%) C#
10 2 (14.29%) .NET

Manual 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
5 1 (7.14%) RSpec
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Java Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Taurus
2 1 (7.14%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SDET
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP