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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 90 67 83
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.20% 1.81% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.28% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 1
Median daily rate £338 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +26.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
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
1505 1490 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.24% 79.38% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 891 654
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Wigan - 1 £375 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 13 (32.50%) SQL
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (32.50%) Defect Management
2 12 (30.00%) JIRA
2 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (27.50%) ISEB
3 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
4 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (17.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) Banking
7 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 7 (17.50%) SOAP
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.00%) Windows
8 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Web Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Magento
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) FTP
1 5 (12.50%) HTTP
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.00%) TestRail
4 2 (5.00%) Toad
5 1 (2.50%) Firebug
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Test Manager
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) OAT Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) OAT Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Release Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) SOAP
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) EPoS
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Psychology
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (32.50%) Defect Management
2 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
6 6 (15.00%) BDD
6 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Line Management
8 3 (7.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) PHP
2 4 (10.00%) Ruby
3 3 (7.50%) C
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
1 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) OCP
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (5.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) DameWare
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) LexisNexis
6 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
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