The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 34 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.83% 0.86% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.27% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 158 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.06% 67.81% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 93 153
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.08 £13.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.05 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Test Management
East Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Northampton -8 1 £565 -
Test Management
East Midlands

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Open Source
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
5 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) FTP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard