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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 48 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.20% 0.62% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.78% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.72 - £33.25
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
393 258 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 79.88% 80.12% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 164 86
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.57 £11.90 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £16.17 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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
Northampton - 1 - -
Test Management
East Midlands

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IVR

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Sun