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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 80 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.52% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.69% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Median daily rate £355 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.13% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £424 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
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
1442 1166 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.74% 76.36% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 701 505
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £431 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 12 (37.50%) JIRA
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
3 11 (34.38%) HP
4 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 9 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (21.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.88%) BDD
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Retail
7 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Project Management
8 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle
9 5 (15.63%) ISEB
10 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.50%) JavaScript

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%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Magento
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.25%) 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 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) Toad
3 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Test Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Environment Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test 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
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) Psychology
4 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
8 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 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 3 (9.38%) C
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.63%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
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 4 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) 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 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) LexisNexis
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) VMware