The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 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.

Software Testing
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 12 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford - 5.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £456 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software 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 Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 21 34 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 87.50% 94.44% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 15
Median daily rate £413 £348 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.70% -9.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £120 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.33 - £18.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Salford

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Salford region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) ES6
2 2 (40.00%) Pixi.js
2 2 (40.00%) WebGL
2 2 (40.00%) New Media
2 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (40.00%) GitHub
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) Mocha
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) PBX
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (40.00%) Mocha
2 1 (20.00%) Babel
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 2 (40.00%) Pixi.js
1 2 (40.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) New Media
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) ES6
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco