The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 96 75
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.50% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.53% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Manchester median daily rate £375 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -3.03%  
10th Percentile £358 £272 £210
90th Percentile £388 £365 £400
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1317 1699 1453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.40% 95.13% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 3693 3086
Manchester median daily rate £388 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +11.00%  
10th Percentile £200 £248 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 142 233
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -6.27%  
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.27 £10.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.25 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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 - - 1
Test Leader
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) DB2
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Appium
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning

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 (9.09%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Appium
2 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) COBOL
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
2 1 (9.09%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) SAP