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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 82 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% 0.46% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.61% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £340 £340 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £340 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £416 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +1.66%
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
1476 1144 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.92% 75.36% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 622 461
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.39% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.65 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 17 (53.13%) Defect Management
2 14 (43.75%) JIRA
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) HP
5 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
6 9 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (28.13%) Retail
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle
7 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (25.00%) BDD
8 7 (21.88%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
9 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 6 (18.75%) QA
10 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
10 5 (15.63%) Toad
10 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing

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 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Magento
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) FTP
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 2 (6.25%) MS Access
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) JIRA
2 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
2 5 (15.63%) Toad
3 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
1 13 (40.63%) Test Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Test Automation Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Environment Manager
7 2 (6.25%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) OAT Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Data Extraction
2 2 (6.25%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Defect Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.00%) BDD
5 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Validation
9 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) PHP
2 4 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) C
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) OCP
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) DameWare
2 2 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) HP
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) LexisNexis
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) VMware