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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 84 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.087% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.093% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£298 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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
1314 1070 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.52% 92.64% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 554 580
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 86
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Stockport - - - - 1
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
5 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (14.29%) ERP
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) QA

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (21.43%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
3 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IVR
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Biometrics
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle