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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 83 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.01% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £365 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £215 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £553 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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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
1110 889 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.75% 70.84% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 447 352
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 41
Average hourly rate £16.29 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.69 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 May 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 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) SDLC
3 6 (27.27%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) QA
5 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.55%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.09%) Toad
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) QAComplete
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Test Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) SDLC
2 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) RUP
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Time Management
4 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) IBM