The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Web Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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.

Web Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £75 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -72.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £288 £250
% change year-on-year +11.30% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Web Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Web Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Web Testing in Manchester

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in Manchester

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Testing in Manchester

Web Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Web Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Management
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 4 (33.33%) CMS
5 3 (25.00%) GitHub
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (25.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (8.33%) Content Management
7 1 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (8.33%) Degree

Web Testing
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 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Junior
2 4 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Management
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 1 (8.33%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) SDET
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Sitecore