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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / North West
Rank 122 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.95% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.17% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 8
Median daily rate £400 £411 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.55% +1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -2 5 £265 -13.11% 1
Lancashire -4 4 £475 -1.04%
Cheshire +25 3 £400 +0.62%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) JIRA
3 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (27.03%) ISEB
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 9 (24.32%) QA
7 8 (21.62%) TDD
8 7 (18.92%) Selenium
8 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.22%) SDLC
9 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) BDD
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.22%) SOAP
9 6 (16.22%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Degree
10 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Workday
11 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
11 4 (10.81%) VMware

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 (10.81%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) FTP
1 4 (10.81%) HTTP
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) JIRA
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
3 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) TestRail
6 1 (2.70%) Ant
6 1 (2.70%) Firebug
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Test Manager
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.11%) Release Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (5.41%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) SOAP
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) Akka
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) OSGi
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) EPoS
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (21.62%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) BDD
6 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
6 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.11%) ERP
9 3 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
1 4 (10.81%) VMware
1 4 (10.81%) Workday
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Saba
North West
Robert Walters
Posted: 6 days ago