Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for The Grinder skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited The Grinder over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

The Grinder - Java Load Testing Framework
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 - 157
Rank change year-on-year - +157 -
Contract jobs citing The Grinder 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.095% - 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Manchester median daily rate £475 - £260
10th Percentile £453 - £255
90th Percentile £502 - £265
North West median daily rate £475 - £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The Grinder is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 694 507 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.02% 17.11% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 338 373
Manchester median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £589 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 6
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.06% +2.50% +6.67%

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing The Grinder also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for The Grinder.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Gatling
2 2 (66.67%) Travis CI
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing

The Grinder
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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Gatling
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Travis CI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA