The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 72 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 27 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.66% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.55% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 3
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£350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £230 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £385 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
Test Strategy
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1217 909 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.94% 72.55% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 507 453
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.75 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) QA
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Test Management
5 10 (23.81%) ISEB
5 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 9 (21.43%) System Testing
6 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 9 (21.43%) Migration
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) Windows
7 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 6 (14.29%) SAP
9 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle
10 5 (11.90%) MS Office
10 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.90%) Banking
11 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
11 4 (9.52%) Project Management
11 4 (9.52%) Java
11 4 (9.52%) .NET
11 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (2.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.76%) Agresso
2 1 (2.38%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.38%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Test Manager
2 11 (26.19%) Test Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Test Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Life Science
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) UNIX
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (26.19%) Test Management
3 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) System Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Migration
5 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Stress Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) SDLC
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) V-Model
9 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) ISEB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) SAP
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
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