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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 106 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 31 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.48% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.52% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
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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
2922 2523 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.88% 92.32% 91.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1303 1241
Average daily rate £350 £350 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 176 184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.77 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £40.00 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
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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 +9 13 £491 +40.35% 4
Cheshire +6 7 £370 +5.71% 1
Lancashire - 7 £425 -
Merseyside -4 1 £275 - 2
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 20 (32.79%) Test Management
3 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (24.59%) Banking
5 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
6 11 (18.03%) Project Management
7 9 (14.75%) Test Planning
8 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.11%) QA
8 8 (13.11%) ISEB
9 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
10 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.84%) Retail
11 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.20%) ERP
11 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
11 5 (8.20%) Release Management
11 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.20%) System Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Time Management
12 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.56%) iSeries
12 4 (6.56%) Matrix Management
12 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.56%) TRIRIGA
12 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.64%) LiveLink
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.64%) SAS
1 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.64%) Agresso
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
1 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.64%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) iSeries
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Biometrics
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
3 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) IVR
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Test Management
2 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
4 11 (18.03%) Project Management
5 9 (14.75%) Test Planning
6 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.20%) ERP
8 5 (8.20%) Release Management
8 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.20%) System Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Time Management
9 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.56%) Matrix Management
9 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
1 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) ISEB
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) PMP
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) XenApp
1 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) SAP
2 2 (3.28%) HP
2 2 (3.28%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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