The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 46 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.24% 1.45% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 2.38% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
Test Management
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
298 168 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 71.29% 61.09% 70.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 92 98
Average daily rate £425 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 17
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Northampton -11 1 - -
Test Management
East Midlands

Test Management
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Logistics
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center