The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 77 77 86
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £455 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +15.18%
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 - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1181 1066 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.24% 93.59% 90.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 536 602
Average daily rate £330 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 85 104
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
North West

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
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 29 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Bolton - - - - 1
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 12 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 6 (25.00%) Maximo
6 4 (16.67%) Banking
6 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (12.50%) SAP
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.33%) FMCG
8 2 (8.33%) Retail
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) QA
8 2 (8.33%) SAP ERP
9 1 (4.17%) Kalido
9 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
9 1 (4.17%) Scrum
9 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
9 1 (4.17%) ITIL
9 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle
9 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
9 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Maximo
2 2 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.17%) DataStage
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (4.17%) WhereScape RED
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 12 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.17%) System Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.17%) EAM
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Kalido
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Business Objects