The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 118 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.61% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.66% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 17
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£389 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £415 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2776 2429 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.66% 92.50% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1147 1531
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 183 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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 July 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 July 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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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 +2 8 £450 -1.09% 3
Cheshire -2 4 £380 -10.58%
Lancashire -14 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (32.79%) Test Management
3 20 (32.79%) Test Strategy
4 14 (22.95%) ISEB
5 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.39%) Banking
8 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
9 8 (13.11%) ITIL
9 8 (13.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (11.48%) Internet
11 6 (9.84%) Project Management
11 6 (9.84%) SAP
11 6 (9.84%) Maximo
12 5 (8.20%) Retail
12 5 (8.20%) SQL
12 5 (8.20%) Migration
13 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
13 4 (6.56%) APMP
13 4 (6.56%) Oracle
13 4 (6.56%) ERP
13 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
13 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
13 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
13 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
14 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
14 3 (4.92%) Local Government
14 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Maximo
2 2 (3.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) DataStage
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.64%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) IVR
2 2 (3.28%) FMCG
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (32.79%) Test Management
2 20 (32.79%) Test Strategy
3 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
4 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 5 (8.20%) Migration
9 4 (6.56%) ERP
9 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
10 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) PRINCE
10 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) ISEB
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) APMP
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) SAP
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Avaya
4 1 (1.64%) Kalido
4 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) Infor
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