Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 183 162
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 36 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.59% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.69% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 44
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £265
90th Percentile £507 £500 £535
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -22.73% +11.68%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,483 5,198 6,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.20% 84.48% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 3,364 4,210
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 153 273
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.74 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +4 16 £425 +21.43% 4
Cheshire +1 8 £450 +9.09% 4
Merseyside - 3 £475 -
Lancashire +3 1 £477 +0.32% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Migration
5 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) QA
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.33%) System Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 4 (13.33%) Billing
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 3 (10.00%) SQL
9 3 (10.00%) SAP
9 3 (10.00%) TDD
9 3 (10.00%) Banking
9 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (10.00%) Law
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) Coaching

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Hudson
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) JMeter
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Gatling
2 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Billing
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Front Office
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Payroll Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Payroll Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) SAP Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Migration
5 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) System Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.00%) Coaching
8 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Kanban
8 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Capita
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft