The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 94 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.70% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £450 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
1714 1576 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.64% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 824 680
Average daily rate £395 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Leader 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 Leader in their job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (29.17%) Retail
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (20.83%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.67%) QA
6 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.33%) Games

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Leader 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 Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
1 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Toad
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.17%) Appium
4 1 (4.17%) Calabash
General
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.33%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) OCP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (8.33%) SAP Certification
4 1 (4.17%) HND
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) DameWare
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Guidewire
4 2 (8.33%) LexisNexis
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) hybris
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