The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title 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 Manager
Rank 118 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.72% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.78% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 20
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£380 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £365 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2943 2692 3024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.14% 92.48% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1324 1552
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 203 219
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager 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 +2 12 £375 -11.24% 6
Cheshire -5 5 £390 -8.23%
Lancashire -10 2 £300 -29.41%
Merseyside - - - -
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Test Manager
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 that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 24 (38.71%) Finance
1 24 (38.71%) Test Management
2 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Test Strategy
3 17 (27.42%) ISEB
4 12 (19.35%) Banking
5 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
6 9 (14.52%) Internet
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL
7 8 (12.90%) Project Management
7 8 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.68%) SQL
9 5 (8.06%) Retail
9 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
9 5 (8.06%) Migration
9 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (6.45%) Retail Banking
10 4 (6.45%) APMP
10 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.45%) Supplier Management
10 4 (6.45%) Oracle
10 4 (6.45%) SAP
10 4 (6.45%) ERP
11 3 (4.84%) Avaya

Test Manager
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 that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP ERP
1 2 (3.23%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) DataStage
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.61%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Retail
4 4 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Local Government
5 3 (4.84%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) IVR
2 2 (3.23%) FMCG
2 2 (3.23%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Test Management
2 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Test Strategy
4 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.90%) ITIL
6 8 (12.90%) Project Management
6 8 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.06%) Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Supplier Management
8 4 (6.45%) ERP
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE
9 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
2 1 (1.61%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) ISEB
2 8 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.45%) APMP
5 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) XenApp
1 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle
1 4 (6.45%) SAP
2 3 (4.84%) Avaya
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.61%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) Kalido
3 1 (1.61%) Infor