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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 90 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% 0.77% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.99% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £356 £443 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% +60.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 19 (44.19%) Oracle
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Test Strategy
3 15 (34.88%) Finance
4 13 (30.23%) Retail
4 13 (30.23%) QA
4 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.91%) Toad
5 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
6 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
6 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
6 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
7 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (23.26%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) Windows
8 8 (18.60%) ISEB
8 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
8 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (18.60%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (18.60%) JIRA
8 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
9 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (4.65%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Mingle
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.65%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Toad
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (18.60%) JIRA
3 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
5 5 (11.63%) Selenium
6 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) Appium
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Test Manager
2 14 (32.56%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Tester
4 6 (13.95%) QA Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Data Migration Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Programme Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Programme Test Manager
6 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Test Programme Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Test Strategy
2 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
4 10 (23.26%) Migration
5 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
5 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Defect Management
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.63%) ETL
8 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.63%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) ISEB
3 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Oracle
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) OpenText
4 2 (4.65%) Siebel
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
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