The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 82 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 1.22% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.32% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
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£400 £364 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -16.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £336 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £530 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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
1534 1290 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.03% 92.61% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 681 412
Average daily rate £363 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 89
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sale - 1 £330 -
Wigan - 1 £450 - 2
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 15 (50.00%) Test Management
2 12 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (23.33%) HP
6 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
7 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) Retail
8 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
8 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.00%) Time Management
9 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (10.00%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Service Management
9 3 (10.00%) SAP
9 3 (10.00%) ITIL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.33%) Agresso
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Test Management
2 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) RUP
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
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