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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 74 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 32 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.74% 0.72% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 0.75% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Average daily rate £390 £491 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.61% +40.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
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
1744 1339 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.78% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 783 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wigan - 1 £285 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 20 (35.71%) Retail
3 19 (33.93%) Test Management
4 16 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (23.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
8 10 (17.86%) ISEB
9 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.07%) Oracle
9 9 (16.07%) Test Planning
10 8 (14.29%) QA
10 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.50%) CRM
11 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.71%) BDD
12 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (10.71%) JIRA
12 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.71%) HP
12 6 (10.71%) Scrum
12 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Defect Management
13 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
13 5 (8.93%) SQL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.57%) LiveLink
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) Mingle
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.93%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.57%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.57%) Toad
5 1 (1.79%) Calabash
5 1 (1.79%) JMeter
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (35.71%) Retail
2 12 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 19 (33.93%) Test Management
3 16 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (23.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Test Planning
8 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.50%) CRM
9 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.71%) BDD
10 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.71%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.14%) E-business
11 4 (7.14%) Migration
11 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) ISEB
1 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) OpenText
3 2 (3.57%) Siebel
4 1 (1.79%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.79%) IBM