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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 110 100 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.83% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.18% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 9
Average daily rate £405 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.64% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £153 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £469 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -15 8 £493 +2.60% 1
Manchester -16 7 £275 -11.29% 1
Cheshire -16 3 - - 5
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Project Management
2 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.08%) ISEB
4 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 6 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) QA
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Banking
7 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
7 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
7 5 (12.82%) ITIL
8 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) SAP
8 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 4 (10.26%) Retail
8 4 (10.26%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
9 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
9 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Rational Rose
2 3 (7.69%) Rational Robot
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.13%) Toad
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Test Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Test Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) EDIFACT
2 2 (5.13%) EDI
3 1 (2.56%) JSF
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.13%) TRADACOMS
2 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Project Management
1 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
3 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 6 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
5 5 (12.82%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISEB
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 3 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Informatica
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