The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 123 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 40 69 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.88% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.98% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 56 27
Median daily rate £449 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
England

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
3736 3483 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.70% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 1968 1555
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 209 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire 0 22 £475 +31.03% 1
Manchester -18 13 £400 - 1
Lancashire -21 2 £319 -15.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 41 (41.41%) Test Management
2 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.28%) Test Strategy
4 22 (22.22%) Retail
4 22 (22.22%) Finance
4 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (20.20%) Migration
7 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (16.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 15 (15.15%) Defect Management
9 15 (15.15%) HP
10 14 (14.14%) Risk Management
10 14 (14.14%) QA
11 13 (13.13%) Linux
12 12 (12.12%) Project Management
12 12 (12.12%) JIRA
12 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
12 12 (12.12%) Functional Testing
13 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
14 10 (10.10%) Programme Management
14 10 (10.10%) Configuration Management
14 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.10%) SQL
14 10 (10.10%) Automation Testing
15 9 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (9.09%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.07%) Tuxedo
2 5 (5.05%) Apache
2 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) IaaS
2 2 (2.02%) PaaS
2 2 (2.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) JIRA
2 8 (8.08%) Selenium
3 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.02%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.01%) Calabash
5 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.01%) JMeter
5 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.01%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (22.22%) Finance
1 22 (22.22%) Retail
2 8 (8.08%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.02%) HTML
1 2 (2.02%) XML
2 1 (1.01%) JSON
2 1 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.01%) FMCG
4 1 (1.01%) LIMS
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (7.07%) VME
3 6 (6.06%) Windows
4 5 (5.05%) AIX
5 4 (4.04%) CentOS
6 1 (1.01%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.41%) Test Management
2 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.28%) Test Strategy
4 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (20.20%) Migration
7 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (16.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 15 (15.15%) Defect Management
10 14 (14.14%) Risk Management
11 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 12 (12.12%) Functional Testing
11 12 (12.12%) Project Management
12 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 10 (10.10%) Automation Testing
13 10 (10.10%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.10%) Programme Management
14 9 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 9 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) COBOL
3 6 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.02%) VB
5 1 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.01%) Degree
5 1 (1.01%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) KVM
1 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.05%) vRealize
3 2 (2.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) HP
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) Micro Focus
3 8 (8.08%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 4 (4.04%) VMware
6 1 (1.01%) Ariba
6 1 (1.01%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.01%) LabWare
6 1 (1.01%) Rally
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