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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 118 131
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 1.11% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.35% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 8
Median daily rate £340 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £252 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £509 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  

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 2312 3256 3079
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.78% 81.89% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1996 1680
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 104 143
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Manchester +7 16 £365 +21.66% 1
Cheshire +15 3 £419 -3.73% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 18 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (48.48%) JIRA
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) QA
4 9 (27.27%) Selenium
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) ISEB
7 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Zephyr
7 5 (15.15%) Workday
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) Retail
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (9.09%) CMS
1 3 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) JIRA
2 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 5 (15.15%) Zephyr
5 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
5 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
1 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Workday Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (3.03%) Finance Manager
6 1 (3.03%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Test Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Velocity
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
5 5 (15.15%) BDD
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Case Management
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
1 5 (15.15%) Workday
2 3 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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