Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 114 116
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.09% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
Manchester median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £140 £110 £260
90th Percentile £388 £453 £430
North West median daily rate £375 £340 £394
% change year-on-year +10.29% -13.65% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £21.20 -
North West median hourly rate - £21.20 -

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 2,729 2,299 3,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.96% 81.52% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,773 1,410 1,853
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 64 53
Manchester median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% +21.48% +0.90%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £44.30
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -31.95% +36.06% +0.63%

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 July 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 July 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 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) Law
2 6 (50.00%) Skype
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Legal
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Confluence
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile Games
5 3 (25.00%) Games
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) QA
7 1 (8.33%) Online Games
7 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis

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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (50.00%) Law
2 5 (41.67%) Legal
3 3 (25.00%) Games
4 1 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Product Assurance Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Product Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Games
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Microservices
6 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) SFIA
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Intapp