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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 95 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 1.30% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.38% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £306 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £370 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
1717 1745 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.60% 94.84% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1010 800
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 71 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 27 September 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £425 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (28.57%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
4 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Retail
4 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
5 4 (19.05%) SOAP
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) CICS
6 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Mainframe

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 4 (19.05%) CICS
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) FTP
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.76%) Firebug
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (4.76%) The Grinder
4 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Psychology
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) AIX
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Test Management
2 5 (23.81%) Validation
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Retail Demand Forecasting
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) COBOL
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) JCL
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) OCP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) hybris
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Telerik
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