Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Lead
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 140 123
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.62% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.66% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 20
Manchester median daily rate £475 £413 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +25.95% -6.43%
10th Percentile £335 £269 £262
90th Percentile £495 £464 £388
North West median daily rate £350 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -11.39% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2758 3333 3596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.39% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 2129 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Leader in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
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 Leader within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
1 2 (28.57%) COBOL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
1 2 (28.57%) People Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) hybris
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) OS/390
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Banking

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) People Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) COBOL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) MiFID
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) hybris