The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £249 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 64 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.67% 2.13% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.25% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 22
Median daily rate £249 £300 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.08% +10.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £235 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £354 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.20 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) Selenium
4 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 8 (22.22%) ISEB
6 6 (16.67%) Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 6 (16.67%) JIRA
6 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.89%) Test Management
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Finance
8 4 (11.11%) Java
8 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.11%) QA
8 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 3 (8.33%) Case Management
9 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) .NET
9 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.33%) ETL
9 3 (8.33%) NHS

Test Analyst Skill Set
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 2 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.78%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.78%) JBehave
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
5 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Test Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) Case Management
8 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.33%) ETL
9 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Teradata
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Sitecore