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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 79 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 27 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.81% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +46.94%
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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
1459 989 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.44% 75.55% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 596 457
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 8 (22.22%) Migration
6 7 (19.44%) Banking
6 7 (19.44%) ISEB
6 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) QA
8 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (11.11%) SDLC
9 4 (11.11%) Degree
9 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.11%) MS Office
9 4 (11.11%) HP
10 3 (8.33%) Toad
10 3 (8.33%) Agresso

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) LiveLink
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%) Agresso
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
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 3 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (5.56%) Zephyr
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.78%) Appium
3 1 (2.78%) Rational Robot
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Test Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
3 2 (5.56%) Head of Testing
3 2 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Programme Manager
3 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Architect
4 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) SAP Manager
4 1 (2.78%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
2 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) RUP
8 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.56%) OpenText
3 2 (5.56%) Teradata
3 2 (5.56%) Siebel
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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