Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 100 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 -58 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 63 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.49% 1.79% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.89% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 85
Manchester median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £146 £174 £213
90th Percentile £385 £378 £375
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.17% -
North West median hourly rate - £23.97 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +4.20% -27.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2800 3325 3585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.38% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2125 2072
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +8.62%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Salford +4 3 £300 +66.67%
Bolton -2 3 £330 -4.35%
Wigan -1 1 £240 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (40.91%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 15 (34.09%) Finance
4 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 12 (27.27%) JIRA
6 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.45%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) Migration
8 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (15.91%) C#
9 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (15.91%) ISEB
10 6 (13.64%) HP
10 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
10 6 (13.64%) Data Protection
10 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
11 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.36%) QA
11 5 (11.36%) Banking
11 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.09%) Java
12 4 (9.09%) Games
12 4 (9.09%) Selenium
12 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
12 4 (9.09%) Test Management
12 4 (9.09%) Degree
12 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (9.09%) SoapUI

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 (4.55%) CICS
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Appium
4 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.27%) Toad
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Games
4 3 (6.82%) Retail
5 2 (4.55%) Legal
6 1 (2.27%) Back Office
6 1 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Node.js
3 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) EPoS
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) OS/390
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 8 (18.18%) Migration
5 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Data Protection
7 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) API Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Test Management
8 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Defect Management
9 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
4 2 (4.55%) COBOL
4 2 (4.55%) JCL
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) ISEB
1 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) ACCA
4 2 (4.55%) CIMA
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (4.55%) Cognos
2 2 (4.55%) hybris
2 2 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) SAP