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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 114 117 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 47 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 0.64% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.86% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 3
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +70.37%
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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
3297 2333 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.56% 74.25% 71.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1288 1053
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 106 106
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 24 £369 +3.14% 6
Cumbria - 8 £438 -
Lancashire 0 7 £403 +40.00%
Cheshire -14 7 £468 +19.87% 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 - 3
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 23 (31.94%) ISTQB
2 23 (31.94%) ISEB
3 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
5 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 13 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (18.06%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (16.67%) Banking
8 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 12 (16.67%) IBM
9 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
9 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
10 10 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (13.89%) ERP
10 10 (13.89%) SAP
10 10 (13.89%) QA
10 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
11 9 (12.50%) SDLC
12 8 (11.11%) HP
13 7 (9.72%) Project Management
13 7 (9.72%) SQL
13 7 (9.72%) Oracle
13 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.72%) Migration

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Maya
3 2 (2.78%) 3ds Max
3 2 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.78%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (2.78%) MODO
3 2 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Primavera
2 3 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 3 (4.17%) SAP PLM
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.78%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Toad
1 2 (2.78%) JIRA
1 2 (2.78%) Selenium
1 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.39%) Appium
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (1.39%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.39%) ProC
2 1 (1.39%) Rational Robot
General
1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Military
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Test Manager
2 10 (13.89%) Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Test Specialist
6 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.78%) QA Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) SAP Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (2.78%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Tester
6 2 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.39%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (1.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (1.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
1 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) JSP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (29.17%) Test Strategy
2 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 13 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (18.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
7 10 (13.89%) ERP
7 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.50%) SDLC
9 7 (9.72%) Automation Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Migration
9 7 (9.72%) Project Management
9 7 (9.72%) PLM
10 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.33%) RUP
10 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.39%) C
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) ISEB
1 23 (31.94%) ISTQB
2 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.78%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.39%) PMP
8 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) IBM
2 10 (13.89%) SAP
3 8 (11.11%) HP
4 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.72%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) Teradata
5 2 (2.78%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.39%) OpenText
6 1 (1.39%) AppSense
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.39%) Siebel
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