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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 92 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 1.25% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.57% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
Median daily rate £325 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
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
1433 1533 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.94% 79.68% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 884 701
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.24%) SOAP
5 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
6 4 (13.79%) Banking
7 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) VMware
7 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
7 3 (10.34%) QA
7 3 (10.34%) SAP
7 3 (10.34%) Unix
7 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) FTP
7 3 (10.34%) HTTP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) FTP
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.90%) TestRail
3 1 (3.45%) Firebug
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Test Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) QA Manager
4 2 (6.90%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Release Manager
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Finance Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (10.34%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) EPoS
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Line Management
7 3 (10.34%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) SDLC
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Release Management
8 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) SAP
1 3 (10.34%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Workday