The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Manchester
Rank 94 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 1.66% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 1.75% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 6
Median daily rate £343 £363 £491
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -26.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £203 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £475 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1338 1831 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 94.97% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1049 801
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 58 71
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Manchester region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Manchester region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (34.48%) Test Management
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
7 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.34%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) Release Management
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) ISEB
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
8 2 (6.90%) AIX
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Data Management
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Android
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS

Test Manager Skill Set
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 1 (3.45%) CICS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
1 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) AIX
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.45%) HPUX
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Test Management
2 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Release Management
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Data Management
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
9 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Workday
2 1 (3.45%) WorldPay