The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills 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 Strategy over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 62 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 0.72% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.04% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Average daily rate £329 £310 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.04% -48.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
975 670 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.01% 69.29% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 328 428
Average daily rate £365 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 48
Average hourly rate £16.63 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.90% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.90 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.31 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Manchester region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Manchester region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Wigan - - - - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Strategy also 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 that cited Test Strategy.

1 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) Maximo
4 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
4 7 (21.88%) Test Management
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) ISEB
7 4 (12.50%) ERP
7 4 (12.50%) QA
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Retail
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.25%) Toad
9 2 (6.25%) .NET
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle
9 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (6.25%) SAP
9 2 (6.25%) XML
9 2 (6.25%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Strategy also 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 that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
Business Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Maximo
2 2 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Toad
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Test Manager
2 12 (37.50%) Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Manager
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) EDI
1 2 (6.25%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 2 (6.25%) FMCG
1 2 (6.25%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.88%) Test Management
3 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
4 4 (12.50%) ERP
4 4 (12.50%) System Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Stress Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.25%) User Stories
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) EAM
7 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
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