The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 91 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.081% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £320 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1524 1180 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.87% 95.39% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 665 532
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 85
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Consultant across the Manchester region.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Green Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Telerik
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (16.67%) Green Hat
3 1 (16.67%) IBM