The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 38 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.74% 2.23% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.30% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £381 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year
- +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
388 304 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.28% 96.82% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 233 262
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 26
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northamptonshire region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire 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
Northampton -5 5 £381 -27.38%
Corby - 1 - -
Test Manager
East Midlands

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (6.25%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) IFRS
6 1 (6.25%) IFRS 9
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI-GL
1 1 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) IFRS
1 1 (6.25%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata