The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 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.

Senior Test Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 101 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £356 £340 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% -4.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £340 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £340 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

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 1279 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.63% 94.85% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 993 846
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 62
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in Manchester

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in Manchester

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Senior 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 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA