Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 113 120
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.16% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 18
Manchester median daily rate £350 £288 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -22.30% +23.33%
10th Percentile £286 £214 £300
90th Percentile £396 £377 £471
North West median daily rate £350 £305 £350
% change year-on-year +14.75% -12.86% -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £51.71 -
% change year-on-year -37.15% - -

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 2,653 2,405 3,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.06% 82.50% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,701 1,471 1,862
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £240 £253
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 74 60
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -12.59%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.47 £10.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £41.73
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.23% +39.53% -27.65%

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 September 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 19 September 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
Bury - 6 £363 - 1
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (26.09%) OOD
4 6 (26.09%) Sass
4 6 (26.09%) LESS
4 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
4 6 (26.09%) SOLID
4 6 (26.09%) Aurelia
4 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (26.09%) Commercial Awareness
4 6 (26.09%) TypeScript
4 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
6 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) C#
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) QA
6 4 (17.39%) Selenium
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
2 3 (13.04%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.70%) MSI
3 2 (8.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) C++ Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (13.04%) Full Stack Developer
2 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Packager
3 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
1 6 (26.09%) Aurelia
1 6 (26.09%) LESS
1 6 (26.09%) Sass
2 5 (21.74%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) Durandal
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware
4 3 (13.04%) React
4 3 (13.04%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) OCX
6 1 (4.35%) Django
6 1 (4.35%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Commercial Awareness
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (26.09%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (26.09%) OOD
4 6 (26.09%) SOLID
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Front End Development
7 3 (13.04%) Modular Programming
7 3 (13.04%) MVC
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) OOP
7 3 (13.04%) Prototyping
8 2 (8.70%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (8.70%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) TypeScript
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) C
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) PHP 7
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) APMP
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) Zend
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) Ivanti
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Xerox
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
3 1 (4.35%) WorldPay