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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 118 129 130
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
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£390 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £370 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% +18.18%
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 9 £358 -16.37% 3
Cheshire +3 7 £390 +7.58%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Migration
2 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) ISEB
4 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) SAP
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
6 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 4 (9.52%) SQL
7 4 (9.52%) ERP
7 4 (9.52%) COBIT
7 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (7.14%) Data Extraction
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Degree
8 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
8 3 (7.14%) Local Government
8 3 (7.14%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Local Government
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Service Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
3 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Data Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Tester
3 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (4.76%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (4.76%) SAP Manager
4 1 (2.38%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) RESTful
1 1 (2.38%) SAP XI
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Migration
1 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
2 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
6 4 (9.52%) ERP
6 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) SAP
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Infor
4 1 (2.38%) Kalido
4 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com