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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 78 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 0.17% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£375 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Android
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) QAComplete
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SAP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) QAComplete
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) iPad
1 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
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