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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 97 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 39 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.12% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.20% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 23
Average daily rate £469 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £490 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 14 £363 -17.14% 2
Merseyside +5 3 £293 -35.00% 1
Cheshire -18 3 £450 +16.88% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 22 (41.51%) Test Strategy
3 19 (35.85%) Test Management
4 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (26.42%) ISEB
5 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.64%) Banking
6 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
8 7 (13.21%) Internet
8 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (11.32%) Maximo
9 6 (11.32%) ITIL
9 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
10 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Retail
11 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
11 4 (7.55%) SAP
11 4 (7.55%) APMP
12 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
12 3 (5.66%) Rational Performance Tester
12 3 (5.66%) Rational Rose
12 3 (5.66%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.89%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Maximo
2 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (5.66%) Rational Rose
2 3 (5.66%) Rational Robot
3 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Local Government
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.89%) Open Source
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Test Strategy
2 19 (35.85%) Test Management
3 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 6 (11.32%) ITIL
9 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.66%) Supplier Management
10 3 (5.66%) Matrix Management
11 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (7.55%) APMP
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) SAP
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Dell
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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