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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 130 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 9
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£394 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £489 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
2540 1995 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 72.28% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1017 860
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 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 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
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 3 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 +1 14 £400 +45.45% 3
Cheshire -4 1 £370 +6.47%
Merseyside - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Oracle
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) ISEB
6 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
7 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) JIRA
9 5 (13.51%) Retail
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) HP
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Banking
10 4 (10.81%) QA
10 4 (10.81%) QAComplete
10 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (8.11%) Time Management
11 3 (8.11%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Drupal
1 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (8.11%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.70%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) QAComplete
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Test Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Defect Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) IVR
2 1 (2.70%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (8.11%) Android
2 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
4 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Time Management
8 2 (5.41%) ERP
8 2 (5.41%) Release Management
8 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ISEB
1 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) IBM