The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 97 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 1.54% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Median daily rate £300 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £220 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -
Test Leader
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
1747 1547 1220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.05% 95.26% 97.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 928 679
Median daily rate £388 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 66
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.80 £29.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the Manchester region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Test Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing

Test Leader 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.53%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.53%) Psychology
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Retail Demand Forecasting
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) OCP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (10.53%) SAP Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Guidewire
4 2 (10.53%) hybris
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Telerik