Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 17 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.

Software Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 132 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 -36 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 24 18 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.56% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.66% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 34
Manchester median daily rate £300 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £225 £341 £230
90th Percentile £500 £451 £473
North West median daily rate £300 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -24.05% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £34.00 -
North West median hourly rate £40.50 £42.86 -
% change year-on-year -5.50% - -

Software 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 2,311 2,710 3,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.42% 84.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,713 1,831
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £234
90th Percentile £586 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 44 83
Manchester median hourly rate £18.04 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -17.11% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.24 £12.27
90th Percentile £41.65 £40.00 £41.80
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +64.97%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software 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 Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 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
Salford -3 1 £525 +23.53%
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 12 (50.00%) Node.js
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
5 10 (41.67%) TDD
5 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (41.67%) HTML
5 10 (41.67%) CSS
5 10 (41.67%) HTML5
5 10 (41.67%) Express
5 10 (41.67%) Front End Development
5 10 (41.67%) npm
6 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 6 (25.00%) Sass
6 6 (25.00%) CSS3
7 5 (20.83%) Interactive TV
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (16.67%) Hudson
8 4 (16.67%) Video on Demand
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
9 3 (12.50%) Digital Media
9 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) OO

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) npm
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Hudson
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Node.js
2 10 (41.67%) CSS
2 10 (41.67%) Express
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) HTML5
3 6 (25.00%) CSS3
3 6 (25.00%) Sass
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Interactive TV
2 4 (16.67%) Video on Demand
3 3 (12.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.17%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) Front End Development
4 10 (41.67%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) API Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Case Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) OpenTV