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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 130 84 92
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 67 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.81% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.91% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 23
Median daily rate £400 £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £347 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
3565 3512 2901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.79% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2035 1565
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 197 173
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.86 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Manchester -2 17 £388 -3.18% 3
Cheshire -5 12 £455 +25.00%
Lancashire -22 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Test Manager
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 36 (39.56%) Test Management
2 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.98%) Finance
4 19 (20.88%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (16.48%) Migration
6 15 (16.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 14 (15.38%) QA
7 14 (15.38%) Retail
8 13 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 13 (14.29%) JIRA
8 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 12 (13.19%) Project Management
9 12 (13.19%) HP
9 12 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.99%) Windows
11 10 (10.99%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
11 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
12 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
12 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.89%) AIX
12 9 (9.89%) Linux
12 9 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (8.79%) SQL

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 5 (5.49%) Apache
1 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
1 2 (2.20%) PaaS
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) JIRA
2 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.59%) Selenium
4 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.10%) Calabash
6 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Banking
4 5 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Billing
6 1 (1.10%) Electronics
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Local Government
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Military
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) HTML
1 2 (2.20%) XML
2 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.10%) FMCG
4 1 (1.10%) LIMS
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Windows
2 9 (9.89%) AIX
2 9 (9.89%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) CentOS
3 4 (4.40%) Unix
4 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.30%) VME
5 2 (2.20%) Android
5 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Test Management
2 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.88%) Test Strategy
4 17 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (16.48%) Migration
5 15 (16.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 13 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 13 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 12 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Project Management
9 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Risk Management
11 9 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Matrix Organization
12 8 (8.79%) Programme Management
13 7 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) COBOL
4 2 (2.20%) C
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.59%) ISEB
4 6 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) Degree
6 1 (1.10%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (5.49%) vRealize
2 2 (2.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) HP
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.49%) SAP
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 3 (3.30%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) Ariba
6 1 (1.10%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.10%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.10%) LabWare