Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Management
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 128 125
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.42% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.51% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 24
Manchester median daily rate £300 £150 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -57.75% -11.25%
10th Percentile £131 £110 £302
90th Percentile £440 £423 £474
North West median daily rate £370 £375 £368
% change year-on-year -1.47% +2.04% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,568 2,350 3,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.07% 82.69% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,630 1,476 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -15.27%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% +42.86% -29.32%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Confluence
4 5 (35.71%) Mobile Games
4 5 (35.71%) Games
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 5 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) DB2
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) CICS

Test Management
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 5 (35.71%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) PBX
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Product Assurance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Product Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile Games
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Online Games
3 1 (7.14%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
2 5 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) IBM