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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 73 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 23 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.34% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£340 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 £220 -
Sale - 2 £354 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (24.24%) HP
6 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Release Management
6 7 (21.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.21%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) MS Office
8 5 (15.15%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) Test Management
8 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.12%) System Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) BC Cleared
9 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) QA

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.03%) Base SAS
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (6.06%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.03%) JBehave
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Calabash
3 1 (3.03%) Appium
3 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Extraction
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Release Management
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
8 4 (12.12%) System Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) REXX
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 9 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (21.21%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (12.12%) BC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) HP
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) Green Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle