The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 71 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 25 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.79% 1.85% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.95% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Median daily rate £230 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £249 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £351 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
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 Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 2 £300 - 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
6 10 (20.83%) JIRA
6 10 (20.83%) Selenium
7 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (16.67%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) Java
9 7 (14.58%) ISEB
9 7 (14.58%) Test Management
9 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.50%) Web Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Scrum
11 5 (10.42%) Retail
11 5 (10.42%) HP
11 5 (10.42%) C#
11 5 (10.42%) .NET
11 5 (10.42%) Degree
11 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
12 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
12 4 (8.33%) QA
12 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
12 4 (8.33%) Games

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 (4.17%) CICS
1 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
1 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) DB2
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) JIRA
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) JMeter
4 2 (4.17%) QAComplete
4 2 (4.17%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) Appium
5 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 3 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
2 2 (4.17%) Node.js
2 2 (4.17%) SOAP
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) OS/390
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Migration
7 7 (14.58%) Test Management
7 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.25%) CRM
10 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
11 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.17%) Project Management
11 2 (4.17%) SOA
11 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) Assembly Language
4 2 (4.17%) COBOL
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) JCL
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) hybris
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
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