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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 74 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 1.30% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.80% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
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£356 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £209 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £460 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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
1152 891 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.20% 72.20% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 479 393
Average daily rate £373 £347 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 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 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) ISEB
3 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 8 (23.53%) System Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Test Management
4 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
4 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.65%) QA
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) Banking
7 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) MS Office
7 4 (11.76%) SAP
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) SCCM
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (2.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Agresso
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
1 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Test Manager
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Leader
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) SAP Manager
5 1 (2.94%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) UAT Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) UAT Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Test Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) SOAP
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.94%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 8 (23.53%) System Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Test Management
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
3 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (11.76%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) V-Model
6 3 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) Hyperion
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