Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 108 119
Rank change year-on-year -35 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.42% 0.87% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 24
Manchester median daily rate £450 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% +3.17%
10th Percentile £275 £215 £273
90th Percentile £453 £435 £448
North West median daily rate £400 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +18.52% +2.27% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £43.36 -

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 2,644 2,174 3,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.38% 81.82% 83.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,714 1,312 1,815
Manchester median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 53 51
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +16.67% +24.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.65 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.38% +4.62% +30.00%

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 19 June 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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) OOP
3 5 (38.46%) SMS
3 5 (38.46%) Android
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Android Development
3 5 (38.46%) iOS Development
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Apple Swift
4 4 (30.77%) Mockito
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Case Management
7 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.69%) REST

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Mockito
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) iOS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Django
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Qt
2 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Android
1 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Android Development
2 5 (38.46%) iOS Development
2 5 (38.46%) OOP
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Case Management
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Apple Swift
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) WorldPay