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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 130 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 28 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.80% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 13
Median daily rate £360 £382 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £536 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +9 17 £355 -2.13% 3
Cheshire -4 6 £474 +32.98%
Merseyside -2 2 - - 1
Lancashire -12 1 £320 +23.07%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 19 (30.16%) Finance
3 19 (30.16%) ISTQB
3 19 (30.16%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) Project Management
4 17 (26.98%) JIRA
5 16 (25.40%) Integration Testing
5 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
6 15 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 15 (23.81%) Functional Testing
7 14 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (22.22%) HP
7 14 (22.22%) ISEB
8 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
9 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.46%) Retail
10 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (15.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (15.87%) Oracle
11 10 (15.87%) Windows
12 9 (14.29%) Linux
12 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 9 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.29%) BDD
12 9 (14.29%) QA
13 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing

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 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.76%) Tuxedo
3 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.17%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) Mingle
4 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Magento
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) FTP
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Skype
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 2 (3.17%) MS Access
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Selenium
3 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.35%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.76%) Toad
4 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Retail
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.17%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Military
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 20 (31.75%) Analyst
3 18 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
5 5 (7.94%) Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Test Assurance Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.17%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) OAT Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (3.17%) J2EE
3 2 (3.17%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.17%) Psychology
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) AIX
4 3 (4.76%) CentOS
4 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.76%) VME
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 19 (30.16%) Project Management
4 16 (25.40%) Integration Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Functional Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
6 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.87%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (14.29%) BDD
8 9 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Matrix Organization
9 8 (12.70%) Migration
9 8 (12.70%) Scrum
10 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) PHP
3 6 (9.52%) Ruby
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) C
5 3 (4.76%) COBOL
5 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.22%) ISEB
2 14 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.17%) OCP
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (3.17%) SAP Certification
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) vRealize
3 2 (3.17%) DameWare
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) HP
2 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle
4 7 (11.11%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) SAP
6 3 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (4.76%) Micro Focus
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.17%) LexisNexis
7 2 (3.17%) Sony
8 1 (1.59%) Ariba
8 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu