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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / North West
Rank 126 92 116
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 1.53% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.61% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 16
Median daily rate £360 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £254 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £498 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year
- +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
2490 3533 3137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 94.92% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 2113 1720
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 202
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +11 2 £290 -33.33%
Manchester -18 2 £368 -5.76% 2
Lancashire +2 1 £225 -43.75%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Test Management
3 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
5 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.95%) QA
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.38%) Windows
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Banking
8 5 (12.82%) Release Management
8 5 (12.82%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (12.82%) Project Management
9 4 (10.26%) Validation
9 4 (10.26%) AIX
9 4 (10.26%) Data Management
10 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.69%) JIRA
10 3 (7.69%) Defect Management
10 3 (7.69%) HPUX
10 3 (7.69%) Web Services
10 3 (7.69%) Linux
10 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
10 3 (7.69%) .NET
10 3 (7.69%) Oracle
10 3 (7.69%) Migration

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 3 (7.69%) CICS
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) AIX
3 3 (7.69%) HPUX
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Android
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Test Management
2 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
4 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 5 (12.82%) Release Management
7 4 (10.26%) Data Management
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Defect Management
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.13%) Coaching
9 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.13%) Open Source
9 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
9 2 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Workday
3 1 (2.56%) WorldPay
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
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