Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 133 96
Rank change year-on-year +4 -37 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.86% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.02% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 27
Manchester median daily rate £120 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £109 £301 £264
90th Percentile £345 £488 £520
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £438
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +16.67%
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 2387 2940 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.95% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1873 1811
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) Games
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
5 2 (18.18%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 1 (9.09%) Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 1 (9.09%) Online Games
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner

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 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Payroll Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Payroll Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore