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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 78 76 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 28 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 1.00% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.29% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Average daily rate £370 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (37.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Retail
4 15 (24.19%) Test Management
4 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
5 14 (22.58%) Finance
6 13 (20.97%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (17.74%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Migration
8 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
8 10 (16.13%) Windows
8 10 (16.13%) ISEB
8 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.52%) QA
9 9 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
10 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 7 (11.29%) SQL
11 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
11 7 (11.29%) Programme Management
11 7 (11.29%) Defect Management
12 6 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.68%) System Testing
13 5 (8.06%) ITIL
13 5 (8.06%) VMware
13 5 (8.06%) HP
13 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
13 5 (8.06%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (1.61%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Skype
1 2 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Selenium
2 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.23%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.23%) Toad
4 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.61%) Maven
5 1 (1.61%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (29.03%) Retail
2 14 (22.58%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Test Manager
2 21 (33.87%) Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Performance Manager
4 11 (17.74%) Performance Test Manager
5 9 (14.52%) Test Leader
6 7 (11.29%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Architect
7 6 (9.68%) QA Manager
7 6 (9.68%) QA Test Manager
7 6 (9.68%) Test Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Performance Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Performance Test Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Programme Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Programme Test Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Test Programme Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Head of Delivery
9 4 (6.45%) Head of Programme Delivery
9 4 (6.45%) Head of Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Life Science
3 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Test Management
3 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
4 13 (20.97%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (17.74%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Migration
6 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
7 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
8 7 (11.29%) Defect Management
8 7 (11.29%) Programme Management
9 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.68%) System Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.06%) ITIL
10 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.45%) PRINCE
11 4 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISEB
2 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) HP
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.61%) OpenText
5 1 (1.61%) Siebel
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