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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 75 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.55% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.59% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£251 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.74% +18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
1391 1188 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.56% 93.03% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 610 407
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £479 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 81
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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
Bolton - 3 £220 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (26.09%) Banking
4 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
6 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) QA
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) SOAP
7 3 (13.04%) SAP Basis
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Retail
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.35%) Calabash
2 1 (4.35%) Appium
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.35%) JMeter
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) JBehave
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) SAP Basis
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.35%) Life Science
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
6 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.70%) RUP
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Actimize
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle