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 3 months to 22 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 Strategy
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 87 68
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 0.76% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.93% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 17
Median daily rate £410 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £338 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

Test Strategy 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 1104 1507 1143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.17% 82.21% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 912 655
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 32
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -3 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) CMS
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Case Management
8 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
8 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LabWindows
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Case Management
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.88%) HOOD
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) SEO
8 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Serena
Manchester, Lancashire
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