Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 127 92
Rank change year-on-year +15 -35 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 30 29 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.82% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.97% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 30
Manchester median daily rate £305 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £224 £300 £255
90th Percentile £506 £470 £489
North West median daily rate £310 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -17.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +47.83% -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +20.59% +47.83% -

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 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 £335 - 1
Salford -6 1 £525 +23.53%
Cheadle - 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (53.33%) Node.js
4 14 (46.67%) Scrum
5 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
6 12 (40.00%) TDD
6 12 (40.00%) Express
6 12 (40.00%) npm
7 10 (33.33%) Front End Development
7 10 (33.33%) HTML5
7 10 (33.33%) HTML
7 10 (33.33%) CSS
8 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Interactive TV
9 6 (20.00%) Web Development
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) CSS3
9 6 (20.00%) Hudson
9 6 (20.00%) Video on Demand
9 6 (20.00%) Sass
9 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.33%) JIRA
10 4 (13.33%) Java
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) API Testing
10 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
11 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
11 3 (10.00%) Waterfall

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 12 (40.00%) npm
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Hudson
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Toad
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Appium
4 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Tester
2 5 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) Node.js
2 12 (40.00%) Express
3 10 (33.33%) CSS
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) HTML5
4 6 (20.00%) CSS3
4 6 (20.00%) Sass
5 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (6.67%) JSON
7 1 (3.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Interactive TV
2 6 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 3 (10.00%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (46.67%) Scrum
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 6 (20.00%) Web Development
7 4 (13.33%) API Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) OO
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Case Management
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) ES6
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) OpenTV
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) HP