The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 82 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.081% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1178 1059 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 93.55% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 527 609
Average daily rate £336 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 105
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Maximo
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (66.67%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing