Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Manual Testing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 188 198
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 -15
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 24
North West median daily rate £306 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £178 £203 £263
90th Percentile £406 £438 £406
England median daily rate £375 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.87% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +72.41%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire +13 9 £225 -31.82% 2
Manchester +8 7 £265 -10.17% 4
Merseyside +7 7 £363 +13.28% 4
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 North West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Selenium
4 8 (32.00%) JIRA
4 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Banking
7 4 (16.00%) QA
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) MySQL
8 3 (12.00%) PHP
8 3 (12.00%) Ant
8 3 (12.00%) JUnit
8 3 (12.00%) ISEB
8 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (12.00%) IntelliJ
8 3 (12.00%) Automotive
8 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (12.00%) Validation
8 3 (12.00%) JMeter
8 3 (12.00%) Marketing
8 3 (12.00%) Ruby

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (12.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.00%) Ant
4 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (12.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (12.00%) JMeter
4 3 (12.00%) JUnit
4 3 (12.00%) TestNG
4 3 (12.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (12.00%) WATIR
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.00%) FogBugz
6 1 (4.00%) Gatling
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Web Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Web Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) Kafka
1 1 (4.00%) Node.js
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
2 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.00%) TDD
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
4 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Kanban
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP