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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 80 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.35% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £361 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1308 925 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.83% 94.20% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 419 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 89 83
Average hourly rate £14.54 £17.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% -1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Toad
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) PABX
4 1 (16.67%) Modbus
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) SUSE

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) PABX
2 1 (16.67%) Modbus
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) CCTV
1 1 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) HPUX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata