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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 88 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.95% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.15% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
Median daily rate £313 £355 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.97% -11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £434 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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 1124 1474 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.72% 82.53% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 3398 2373
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 64
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) JIRA
4 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (28.57%) Web Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) ISEB
8 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Selenium
8 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
8 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (14.29%) GitHub
9 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
9 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
9 3 (14.29%) Games
9 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 3 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (14.29%) CMS
10 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing

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 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
2 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Finance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Head of Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) Velocity
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Open Source
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.76%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
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