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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 88 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.05% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.10% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £336 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £429 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
North West

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
1735 1453 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 95.59% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 802 631
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 70
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £38.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Stockport - 1 £488 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 21 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 20 (44.44%) Retail
3 16 (35.56%) Test Strategy
4 15 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Test Management
6 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (26.67%) HP
7 12 (26.67%) Functional Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
8 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (22.22%) JIRA
9 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
10 8 (17.78%) QA
11 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Selenium
12 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
13 5 (11.11%) Java
13 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
14 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
14 4 (8.89%) SQL
14 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
14 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
14 4 (8.89%) Finance
15 3 (6.67%) Scrum
15 3 (6.67%) ISEB

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 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Mingle
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
2 6 (13.33%) Selenium
3 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.22%) Calabash
5 1 (2.22%) JMeter
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.22%) FMCG
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 16 (35.56%) Test Strategy
3 15 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Test Management
5 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (26.67%) Functional Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
11 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
13 3 (6.67%) ITIL
13 3 (6.67%) Scrum
13 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.44%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) SAP