The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 149 146
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 7 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.37% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.44% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Median daily rate £75 £260 £65
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -71.15% +300.00%  
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Web 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 Web Testing in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in the North West

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Testing in the North West

Web 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 Web Testing in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Testing in the North West

Web 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 Web Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 7 £75 -72.72% 2
Web Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West 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 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 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