Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 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 Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 142 139
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.17% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 12
Manchester median daily rate £300 £278 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -24.14%
10th Percentile £275 £76 £213
90th Percentile £325 £476 £371
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -7.14% +18.64% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate - £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
North West median hourly rate - £41.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +31.75% +3.28%

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 2772 3339 3609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.54% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 2136 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 78 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.18 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.20 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +34.38%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
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 Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 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 - 4 £300 - 1
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Test Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) RS-422
4 1 (20.00%) Fintech
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Serena
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++

Test Engineer 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Serena