Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 16 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 Strategy
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 129 93
Rank change year-on-year +6 -36 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 26 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.82% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.97% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 31
Manchester median daily rate £340 £445 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.60% +20.27% +23.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £595 £688
North West median daily rate £356 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -10.94% -5.33% +35.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £48.00 - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £48.00 - £40.00

Test Strategy 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 2,307 2,692 3,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.42% 84.81% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,701 1,846
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £234
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 44 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -17.11% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.24 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £41.70
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £30.52
% change year-on-year -6.86% -23.66% +64.97%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +4 2 - -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Test Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 8 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Test Management
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Selenium
6 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (8.33%) Fintech
7 2 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) GitHub
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Spring

Test Strategy
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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.17%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP WM
2 1 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Gatling
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Private Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Change and Configuration Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
1 2 (8.33%) Swing
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Test Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) ABAP
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) VMware