Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 118 97
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 1.28% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 18
Manchester median daily rate £403 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £338 £313 £187
90th Percentile £538 £489 £485
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +6.03% -5.68% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) ERP
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Logistics
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) SAP BPC
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) FMCG
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) PMO
6 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
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 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BPC
2 1 (9.09%) SAP CO
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 3 (27.27%) Logistics
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP