The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 119 121 137
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£389 £455 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.56% +7.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 8 £400 -12.08% 1
Cheshire - 1 £390 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Migration
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) SAP
4 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
5 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) ISEB
6 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) QA
7 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) ERP
8 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.81%) Degree
8 4 (10.81%) COBIT
8 4 (10.81%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
9 3 (8.11%) Local Government
9 3 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
9 3 (8.11%) Data Extraction

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.70%) Maximo
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) DataStage
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.70%) WhereScape RED
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Local Government
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Test Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Service Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) SAP Manager
4 2 (5.41%) SAP Test Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Test Architect
5 1 (2.70%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) EDI
1 1 (2.70%) EDIFACT
1 1 (2.70%) SAP XI
1 1 (2.70%) JSF
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
6 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.81%) ERP
7 4 (10.81%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) SAP
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Kalido
4 1 (2.70%) Infor
4 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
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