Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 118 134
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 -42
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 33 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.11% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.02% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 9
Manchester median daily rate £375 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -29.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £341
90th Percentile £425 £500 £451
North West median daily rate £379 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +26.25% -25.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 - £34.00
10th Percentile £31.25 - £33.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £34.50
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.50 £42.86
% change year-on-year -19.75% -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 2,459 2,364 2,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.96% 83.68% 86.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,583 1,537 1,734
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 90 47
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +17.19% -36.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £33.53 £40.43 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -
Stockport - 1 £208 -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) QA
3 11 (33.33%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) VBScript
4 9 (27.27%) VB
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
4 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 9 (27.27%) SLA
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) Citrix
4 9 (27.27%) Workflow
4 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (27.27%) OCX
4 9 (27.27%) MSI
4 9 (27.27%) Billing
4 9 (27.27%) Application Packaging
4 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Ivanti
4 9 (27.27%) SCCM
4 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (27.27%) XenApp
4 9 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 9 (27.27%) Wise Package Studio
4 9 (27.27%) DevOps
4 9 (27.27%) Xerox
4 9 (27.27%) Application Virtualisation
4 9 (27.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (27.27%) Personalization
5 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree

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 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) ResourceLink
1 2 (6.06%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MSI
1 9 (27.27%) Wise Package Studio
2 8 (24.24%) AdminStudio
3 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 9 (27.27%) Billing
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Applications Packager
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Database Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) OCX
2 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 6 (18.18%) Aurelia
2 6 (18.18%) LESS
2 6 (18.18%) Sass
3 5 (15.15%) React
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) .NET
4 4 (12.12%) CSS
4 4 (12.12%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.09%) Durandal
5 3 (9.09%) Middleware
5 3 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (6.06%) Node.js
7 1 (3.03%) Express
7 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.06%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
1 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Application Packaging
2 9 (27.27%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (27.27%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Personalization
2 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Visualisation
2 9 (27.27%) Workflow
3 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
3 8 (24.24%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.18%) Commercial Awareness
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (18.18%) OOD
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) SOLID
5 6 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
6 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) VB
2 9 (27.27%) VBScript
3 6 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) C++
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) PHP 7
5 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) QA
2 9 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (27.27%) Virtual Desktop
1 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (27.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Citrix
1 9 (27.27%) Ivanti
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 9 (27.27%) VMware
1 9 (27.27%) Xerox
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Zend
3 2 (6.06%) Workday
4 1 (3.03%) SAP