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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.94% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.99% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £320 £293 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -11.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
1281 1721 1428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.75% 95.40% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 988 811
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 52
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) CICS
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) HPUX
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Firebug

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 (33.33%) CICS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) LLU
1 1 (8.33%) PSTN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Appium
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (8.33%) Firebug
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
2 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) AIX
1 3 (25.00%) HPUX
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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