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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 76 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.87% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -12.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
1216 921 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.11% 72.63% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 517 451
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015, 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 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
2 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
3 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 9 (25.00%) Oracle
5 7 (19.44%) ISEB
5 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (16.67%) Banking
6 6 (16.67%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) QA
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) MS Office
8 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) Maya
3 2 (5.56%) 3ds Max
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (5.56%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (5.56%) MODO
3 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (5.56%) Agresso
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) QAComplete
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Toad
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Robot
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Test Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Manager
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
1 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
2 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (19.44%) SDLC
4 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) RUP
7 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Hyperion
4 2 (5.56%) Teradata
5 1 (2.78%) SAP