The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 35 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.37% 2.05% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.21% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
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£370 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.10% +21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
352 272 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.70% 92.83% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 140 194
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.85 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £30.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) IVR
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) SunGard

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard