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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 123 67 121
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 31 90 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 2.38% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 2.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 70 10
Median daily rate £375 £399 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
3471 3591 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 95.08% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2090 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 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -6 22 £375 -6.25% 2
Cheshire -8 5 £388 -2.82%
Lancashire -30 2 £275 -26.66%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 37 (41.11%) Test Management
2 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.22%) Finance
4 17 (18.89%) Migration
4 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 14 (15.56%) QA
6 14 (15.56%) Configuration Management
7 12 (13.33%) Project Management
7 12 (13.33%) JIRA
7 12 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 11 (12.22%) Banking
8 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (12.22%) HP
9 10 (11.11%) Windows
9 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
9 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 9 (10.00%) Retail
10 9 (10.00%) AIX
10 9 (10.00%) Linux
10 9 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.89%) Mainframe
11 8 (8.89%) Java

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 (5.56%) Apache
1 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.44%) IIS
3 3 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 2 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) JIRA
2 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.67%) Selenium
4 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.22%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Banking
3 9 (10.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Military
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) HTML
1 2 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.22%) FMCG
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.11%) LIMS
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) AIX
2 9 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) CentOS
3 4 (4.44%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.33%) VME
5 1 (1.11%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) Test Management
2 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.89%) Migration
3 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 14 (15.56%) Configuration Management
6 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 12 (13.33%) Project Management
6 12 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.89%) Automation Testing
10 8 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (7.78%) ITIL
11 7 (7.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) Java
2 7 (7.78%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) COBOL
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) ISEB
4 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.56%) vRealize
3 2 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) HP
2 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) SAP
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle
4 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 3 (3.33%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) Ariba
6 1 (1.11%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.11%) LabWare
6 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
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