The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 100 97 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £293 £325 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+35.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Consultant
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
1719 1608 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.66% 95.20% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 844 674
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

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 1 May 2016.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) XML

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (16.67%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) VMware