The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 142 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.86% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.08% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 7
Median daily rate £350 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £535 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.37% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2669 3327 2539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.40% 77.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 2035 1501
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 130 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the North West region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the North West region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -11 10 £325 -0.76% 1
Cheshire - 4 £463 - 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) ISEB
3 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.05%) Finance
4 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Migration
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.79%) SOAP
6 6 (15.79%) XML
6 6 (15.79%) Unix
6 6 (15.79%) Windows
6 6 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) SDLC
7 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Degree
7 5 (13.16%) QA
7 5 (13.16%) Selenium
7 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) VMware

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.26%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) Mingle
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) FTP
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.26%) TestRail
5 1 (2.63%) Ant
5 1 (2.63%) Firebug
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) Gradle
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Release Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) SOAP
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) Akka
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) CSS3
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) OSGi
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.26%) EPoS
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Unix
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 6 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) SDLC
5 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.89%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Line Management
8 3 (7.89%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
8 3 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Sony
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Saba
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.63%) Workday