Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 131 132
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -19
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.74% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 16
Manchester median daily rate £295 £350 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% +18.14% +7.73%
10th Percentile £163 £223 £178
90th Percentile £391 £438 £369
North West median daily rate £295 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -15.71% +18.64% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £32.50
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +35.38% -

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 2,327 2,708 3,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.49% 84.86% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,520 1,711 1,849
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £585 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 41 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.08 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%

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 18 January 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

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 18 January 2018. 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 - 1
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Apache
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle

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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (10.00%) FogBugz
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Web Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Manual Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP