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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 84 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 1.73% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.41% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
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£475 £329 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.48% +6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £381 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.98% +8.75%
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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
1203 994 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.35% 71.56% 70.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 514 324
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 44
Average hourly rate £16.61 £16.27 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.39 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) QA
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) ERP
3 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Test Management
5 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Retail
6 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (15.38%) .NET
6 4 (15.38%) SAP
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (11.54%) V-Model
7 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (11.54%) SOAP
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (7.69%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.85%) Agresso
3 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 7 (26.92%) ERP
2 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) V-Model
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Stress Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) RUP
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) HP
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