Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 138 127
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 14
Manchester median daily rate £265 £323 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.83% -4.44% +22.73%
10th Percentile £132 £193 £263
90th Percentile £307 £438 £406
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
Manchester 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 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 2383 2969 3071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.16% 83.89% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1888 1815
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £236
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 54 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -22.44% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.32 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

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 24 November 2017.

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

Manual 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 Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bolton -2 1 £90 -75.34%
Wigan - 1 £240 -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Magento
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Kafka
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) FogBugz
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (14.29%) FogBugz
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Web Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Kafka
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP