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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 87 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.73% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.96% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Median daily rate £413 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £302 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £540 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
1468 1144 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.84% 75.46% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 619 463
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 39
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.44% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 £488 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 12 (34.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (28.57%) Retail
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (22.86%) Finance
4 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Test Management
5 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
5 6 (17.14%) QA
5 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) SQL
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (14.29%) BDD
6 5 (14.29%) Selenium
6 5 (14.29%) JIRA
6 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Skype
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP

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 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Mingle
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Skype
1 3 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (28.57%) Retail
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Test Manager
2 9 (25.71%) Performance Manager
2 9 (25.71%) Performance Test Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (11.43%) QA Manager
5 4 (11.43%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Lync Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) OAT Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Psychology
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
4 6 (17.14%) Test Management
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) BDD
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) Release Management
7 3 (8.57%) Service Management
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
1 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) OCP
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) HP
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.86%) VMware