Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Tester
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 101 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 48 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.71% 1.50% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.58% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 22
Manchester median daily rate £306 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.93% +6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £207 £214 £216
90th Percentile £388 £520 £384
North West median daily rate £330 £338 £308
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 - £38.50

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 2642 3472 3104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.92% 94.99% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1601 2058 1734
Manchester median daily rate £375 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +9.86% +5.19%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £213
90th Percentile £544 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 121
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.03 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £21.10 £19.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year +11.05% +2.81% +8.71%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Manchester

Tester
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 Tester within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 July 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 -2 3 £300 -16.08% 1
Oldham 0 2 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 22 (45.83%) Selenium
3 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (35.42%) JIRA
5 14 (29.17%) QA
5 14 (29.17%) WebDriver
6 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 9 (18.75%) Java
7 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 9 (18.75%) GitHub
8 8 (16.67%) .NET
8 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.58%) Python
10 6 (12.50%) Finance
10 6 (12.50%) SQL
10 6 (12.50%) Test Management
11 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
11 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
11 5 (10.42%) C#
12 4 (8.33%) CMS
12 4 (8.33%) TDD
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.33%) XML
12 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 4 (8.33%) Web Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Scenario Testing

Tester 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 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) Magento
2 1 (2.08%) OPENHousing
2 1 (2.08%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) BGP
1 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) MPLS
1 1 (2.08%) NAS
1 1 (2.08%) OSPF
1 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Selenium
2 17 (35.42%) JIRA
3 14 (29.17%) WebDriver
4 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.08%) Hudson
9 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.08%) Subversion
9 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) Chai
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Fintech
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 4 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (8.33%) TDD
7 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.33%) Web Testing
8 3 (6.25%) BDD
8 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.25%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.25%) System Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Python
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
1 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) CCNA
2 1 (2.08%) CCNP
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
2 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
2 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Capita
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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