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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank - 33 25
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 1.29% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.75% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
302 228 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 74.75% 73.31% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 131 97
Average daily rate £400 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -33.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Test Management
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Test Management
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
2 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center