The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills 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 Management over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 89 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.78% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.02% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £340 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £421 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
Test Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Manchester region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Manchester region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 14 (42.42%) JIRA
3 12 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Oracle
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) HP
5 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Retail
6 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 9 (27.27%) QA
6 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (24.24%) BDD
7 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (24.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Toad
9 6 (18.18%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
9 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Mingle
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (9.09%) Magento
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) FTP
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) Toad
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (15.15%) Selenium
4 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.06%) TestDirector
8 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 10 (30.30%) Retail
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Manager
3 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
5 5 (15.15%) QA Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 2 (6.06%) Psychology
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 12 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 8 (24.24%) BDD
5 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
7 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Validation
10 3 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) PHP
2 3 (9.09%) Ruby
2 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) OCP
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SAP Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) DameWare
2 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) HP
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) LexisNexis
5 1 (3.03%) VMware