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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 90 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 0.64% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.67% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate £293 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £319
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
1744 1339 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.78% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 783 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 1 £331 -
Wigan - 1 £285 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Retail
7 3 (10.00%) HFM
7 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.67%) .NET
8 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.67%) Toad
8 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (6.67%) DB2
8 2 (6.67%) HND
8 2 (6.67%) Java
8 2 (6.67%) MS Access
8 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (10.00%) HFM
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) Appium
2 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Toad
3 1 (3.33%) Calabash
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) High Availability
8 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 2 (6.67%) QA Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Validation
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) DameWare
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Guidewire
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) LexisNexis
4 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft