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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 81 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.72% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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 £58.00 £35.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+63.12% +5.34%
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
1355 1027 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.51% 92.27% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 515 616
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 70 85
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Banking
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
4 5 (21.74%) ISEB
4 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
6 3 (13.04%) Internet
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
7 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Online Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.70%) QA
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) WhereScape RED
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Test Management
2 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.35%) People Management
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) System Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Kalido