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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 65 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 82 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.27% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.35% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 10
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£398 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £535 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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
3442 2807 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.38% 93.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Lancashire +15 26 £375 -23.85% 2
Cheshire +8 18 £398 +6.00%
Manchester +1 17 £400 -11.11% 2
Merseyside - 11 £493 - 2
Cumbria - 3 £350 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (36.80%) Test Strategy
2 36 (28.80%) Test Management
3 35 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (26.40%) QA
5 28 (22.40%) Finance
6 26 (20.80%) Test Scripting
7 23 (18.40%) ISEB
8 22 (17.60%) Migration
9 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (13.60%) Banking
10 17 (13.60%) PRINCE2
10 17 (13.60%) Relational Database
11 16 (12.80%) COBOL
11 16 (12.80%) RDBMS
11 16 (12.80%) VME
11 16 (12.80%) Data Conversion
12 15 (12.00%) Automated Testing
12 15 (12.00%) HP
12 15 (12.00%) Test Automation
12 15 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (11.20%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.40%) Supplier Management
14 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
14 13 (10.40%) Test Planning
15 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
15 12 (9.60%) ISTQB
16 11 (8.80%) Software Testing
16 11 (8.80%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (3.20%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
2 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.80%) SAS
3 1 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Office
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Agresso
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.80%) Summit
2 1 (0.80%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) HTTP
1 1 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.60%) Relational Database
2 16 (12.80%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.80%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) JUnit
1 2 (1.60%) JMeter
2 1 (0.80%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.80%) ProC
General
1 28 (22.40%) Finance
2 17 (13.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Local Government
4 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) .NET
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.80%) JSP
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.80%) Data Conversion
2 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) iSeries
4 3 (2.40%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) FMCG
5 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.80%) VME
2 4 (3.20%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Linux
3 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) Test Strategy
2 36 (28.80%) Test Management
3 35 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (20.80%) Test Scripting
5 22 (17.60%) Migration
6 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (13.60%) PRINCE2
8 15 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 15 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.40%) Supplier Management
10 13 (10.40%) Test Planning
10 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.80%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.00%) Risk Management
12 10 (8.00%) Scrum
12 10 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) COBOL
2 4 (3.20%) Java
2 4 (3.20%) SQL
3 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.80%) Perl
3 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (18.40%) ISEB
2 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.60%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.80%) PMP
7 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.40%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) HP
2 11 (8.80%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) SAP
3 4 (3.20%) Teradata
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.60%) IBM
5 2 (1.60%) Sybase
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Blackburn
Boss ERP Consulting
Posted: 26 days ago