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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 93 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 1.36% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.78% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 3
Median daily rate £350 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £474 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%
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
1489 1239 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.57% 76.62% 73.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 757 519
Median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Bolton - 2 £431 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (48.48%) Defect Management
2 12 (36.36%) HP
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
3 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 8 (24.24%) ISEB
5 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (24.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Finance
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Banking
7 6 (18.18%) Retail
7 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.18%) BDD
7 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.15%) Web Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) XML
9 4 (12.12%) MS Excel

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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Magento
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) FTP
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.06%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) MS Access
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
2 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) Toad
3 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Test Manager
2 11 (33.33%) Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.03%) ERP Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) UAT Lead
7 1 (3.03%) UAT Test Lead
7 1 (3.03%) Unix Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.06%) Psychology
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Defect Management
2 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) Web Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.09%) CRM
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) PHP
2 4 (12.12%) Ruby
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.06%) MCP
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) OCP
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) DameWare
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) LexisNexis
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com