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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 89 86
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.83% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.87% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £353 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.20 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1067 1496 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.89% 83.67% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 907 688
Median daily rate £385 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Android
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone
7 2 (11.76%) GitHub
7 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (11.76%) Case Management
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS

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 2 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Case Management
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) Context-Driven Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) QA Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft