The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 83 83
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 1.28% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.36% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £345 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £282 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £489 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) WorldPay
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Android
1 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) WorldPay