Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 178 170
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 40 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.85% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.03% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 36
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £118 £258 £263
90th Percentile £495 £488 £538
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
North West median hourly rate £21.20 - £43.43
10th Percentile £20.58 - £41.37
90th Percentile £21.83 - £60.69
England median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £41.72
% change year-on-year +31.94% -13.70% +81.37%

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4642 6291 6132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.71% 82.19% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 3887 3470
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 204 274
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.82% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the North West over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 25 £340 -2.86% 6
Cheshire +12 7 £375 -13.79%
Merseyside +1 4 - - 1
Lancashire +15 2 £460 +18.71% 3
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 23 (57.50%) JIRA
2 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (35.00%) Test Strategy
4 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Selenium
6 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (22.50%) HP
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 7 (17.50%) Web Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Project Management
9 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 6 (15.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (12.50%) ISEB
10 5 (12.50%) Retail
10 5 (12.50%) Games
10 5 (12.50%) Scenario Testing

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) CMS
1 4 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (7.50%) ColdFusion
3 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) JIRA
2 10 (25.00%) Selenium
3 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Games
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
1 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Digital Transformation
8 1 (2.50%) Finance Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (2.50%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) J2EE
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) PlayStation
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.50%) AIX
2 1 (2.50%) HPUX
2 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Web Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Project Management
6 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) HP
2 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (10.00%) Workday
3 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
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