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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 101 109 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 30 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.99% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £352 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -50.43%
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
2990 2528 2827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.97% 90.29% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1248 1433
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 185 191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 11 £350 -12.50% 1
Lancashire - 10 £500 -
Cheshire +6 7 £418 +4.37%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 19 (38.78%) Test Management
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
3 13 (26.53%) Banking
4 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (22.45%) Project Management
6 9 (18.37%) ISEB
7 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
9 6 (12.24%) Retail
9 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
10 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (10.20%) SAP
11 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.16%) Matrix Management
11 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.12%) Release Management
12 3 (6.12%) Functional Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
12 3 (6.12%) Data Management
12 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
12 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.04%) LiveLink
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) DHCP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.04%) WhereScape RED
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.04%) DataStage
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 4 (8.16%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Local Government
6 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.08%) Biometrics
2 2 (4.08%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Test Management
2 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
4 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
7 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Matrix Management
7 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.12%) Release Management
8 3 (6.12%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
8 3 (6.12%) Data Management
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.12%) ERP
9 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) XenApp
1 1 (2.04%) XenServer
1 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Infor
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Kalido
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
3 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft