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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 74 79 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.090% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£436 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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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
1037 815 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.65% 73.76% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 427 393
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -21.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £97.74 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) ISEB
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
6 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Time Management
7 3 (14.29%) Banking
7 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (14.29%) Android
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) QAComplete
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) iPad
1 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
2 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
2 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
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