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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 119 124 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 39 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 8
Average daily rate £401 £413 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.78% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £342 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £509 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 16 £356 -19.49% 3
Lancashire +13 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £425 +14.86% 2
Merseyside - 2 £253 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 36 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Strategy
3 26 (36.62%) Waterfall
4 25 (35.21%) Oracle
5 24 (33.80%) Finance
6 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
7 18 (25.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (22.54%) Migration
9 15 (21.13%) QA
9 15 (21.13%) Defect Management
10 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
10 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
10 14 (19.72%) SQL
11 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
11 13 (18.31%) JIRA
11 13 (18.31%) Retail
12 12 (16.90%) ISEB
12 12 (16.90%) Toad
12 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
12 12 (16.90%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (15.49%) Oracle Database
13 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
14 10 (14.08%) Selenium
14 10 (14.08%) Project Management
14 10 (14.08%) Automation Testing
14 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (14.08%) SDLC
15 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
15 9 (12.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (8.45%) Tuxedo
2 2 (2.82%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Mingle
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) IaaS
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) JIRA
2 12 (16.90%) Toad
3 10 (14.08%) Selenium
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
6 5 (7.04%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.41%) Appium
8 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.41%) JMeter
8 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.41%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Retail
3 9 (12.68%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Test Manager
2 15 (21.13%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Test Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Tester
4 6 (8.45%) QA Tester
4 6 (8.45%) Test Assurance Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Programme Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Programme Test Manager
5 5 (7.04%) QA Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Manager
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Test Programme Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Data Migration Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.27%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.23%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.45%) VME
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Strategy
3 26 (36.62%) Waterfall
4 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
5 18 (25.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (22.54%) Migration
7 15 (21.13%) Defect Management
8 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Automation Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Project Management
10 10 (14.08%) SDLC
11 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
11 9 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
12 8 (11.27%) Functional Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Use Case
13 7 (9.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) COBOL
3 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.90%) ISEB
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Oracle
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) HP
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.45%) Micro Focus
6 3 (4.23%) IBM
7 2 (2.82%) OpenText
7 2 (2.82%) Siebel
8 1 (1.41%) Nimsoft
8 1 (1.41%) Rally
8 1 (1.41%) Remedy
8 1 (1.41%) VMware
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