The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 79 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1198 1044 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.53% 93.63% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 524 603
Average daily rate £330 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Test Leader
North West

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Toad
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
2 1 (11.11%) Modbus
2 1 (11.11%) PuTTY
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) CCTV
2 1 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
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