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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 127 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.87% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
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£340 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £489 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £43.43 - £29.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.06 - £23.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.69 - £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.72 - £33.25
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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
2727 2073 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.81% 72.41% 70.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1064 811
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 March 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 -4 15 £340 +23.63% 2
Cheshire 0 2 £370 - 1
Merseyside -14 1 £265 -26.38% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (38.64%) Finance
1 17 (38.64%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (34.09%) ISEB
3 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
4 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Oracle
6 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
7 9 (20.45%) HP
7 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.64%) JIRA
11 5 (11.36%) QA
11 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
11 5 (11.36%) Banking
11 5 (11.36%) Retail
11 5 (11.36%) Project Management
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.36%) ITIL
11 5 (11.36%) Windows
12 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (9.09%) QAComplete

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Drupal
1 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (6.82%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) QAComplete
3 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.55%) Toad
4 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Billing
4 2 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Test Manager
2 13 (29.55%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.27%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (6.82%) Android
2 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Project Management
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
6 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Time Management
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
7 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) ISEB
2 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
3 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) HP
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago