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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 79 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 0.88% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.21% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £216 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £540 £441
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 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
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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
1169 906 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.91% 72.31% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 489 398
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 8 (24.24%) ISEB
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.21%) SDLC
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Banking
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) Windows
6 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) QA
7 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (12.12%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) Maya
3 2 (6.06%) 3ds Max
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.06%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (6.06%) MODO
3 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (6.06%) Agresso
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.06%) Toad
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.03%) QAComplete
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Robot
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Test Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
1 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
3 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
3 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
3 7 (21.21%) SDLC
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.09%) RUP
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Hyperion
3 2 (6.06%) Teradata
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
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