Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 129 118
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.69% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.81% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 17
Manchester median daily rate £425 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £311 £298 £265
90th Percentile £495 £508 £568
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +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 2,327 2,708 3,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.49% 84.86% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,520 1,711 1,849
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £585 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 41 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.08 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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 6 (37.50%) Migration
1 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Billing
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Law
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (12.50%) JMeter
5 2 (12.50%) Practice Management
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) CruiseControl
2 1 (6.25%) Gatling
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 4 (25.00%) Billing
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Law
3 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Payroll Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Payroll Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
1 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Practice Management
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Process Management
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Capita
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft