The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 78 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £455 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
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Processes & Methodologies category
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As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) COBIT
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) FMCG
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Maximo
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) DataStage
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (6.25%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Manager
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) EDI
1 1 (6.25%) EDIFACT
1 1 (6.25%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) COBIT
2 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Kalido