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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 95 59 84
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 2.13% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.70% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 3
Median daily rate £403 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £675 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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
1496 1482 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.56% 79.08% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 883 656
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (24.00%) QA
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (12.00%) VBScript
7 3 (12.00%) VB
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) C

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Appium
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) TestNG
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Test Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
4 2 (8.00%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Psychology
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 2 (8.00%) Line Management
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) C
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.00%) MCP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) OCP
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
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