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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 127 118 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 28 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.22% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 9
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -12 23 £350 -12.50% 4
Cheshire +1 3 £475 +1.60% 1
Lancashire +14 1 - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
4 16 (27.12%) JIRA
5 15 (25.42%) Project Management
5 15 (25.42%) Integration Testing
6 14 (23.73%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (23.73%) ISEB
6 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
6 14 (23.73%) Finance
7 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
8 12 (20.34%) Regression Testing
8 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
9 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
9 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.95%) Degree
10 10 (16.95%) HP
10 10 (16.95%) Oracle
10 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.95%) XML
10 10 (16.95%) Windows
11 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.25%) Unix
11 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.25%) Banking
11 9 (15.25%) BDD

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 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
1 6 (10.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.08%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.39%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.69%) Confluence
5 1 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) Mingle
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Magento
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) IaaS
2 2 (3.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) FTP
1 6 (10.17%) HTTP
1 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.78%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) DB2
4 2 (3.39%) MS Access
5 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) JIRA
2 6 (10.17%) Selenium
3 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.39%) TestRail
4 2 (3.39%) Toad
5 1 (1.69%) Ant
5 1 (1.69%) Firebug
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) Gradle
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.39%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Test Manager
2 18 (30.51%) Analyst
3 17 (28.81%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (5.08%) OAT Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) OAT Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Release Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) XML
2 8 (13.56%) SOAP
3 5 (8.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) .NET
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.39%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) Akka
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) OSGi
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) EPoS
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Psychology
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) FMCG
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Unix
3 3 (5.08%) AIX
3 3 (5.08%) CentOS
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Android
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
3 15 (25.42%) Integration Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Project Management
4 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
5 12 (20.34%) Regression Testing
5 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.25%) BDD
9 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
9 8 (13.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Web Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Migration
11 6 (10.17%) Scrum
11 6 (10.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) PHP
3 6 (10.17%) Ruby
4 3 (5.08%) C
4 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.08%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ISEB
1 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.39%) MCP
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) OCP
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.39%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.08%) vRealize
3 2 (3.39%) DameWare
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
3 2 (3.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) HP
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) LexisNexis
5 2 (3.39%) Sony
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
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