The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 106 116
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 1.40% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.49% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 22
Median daily rate £343 £435 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +17.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £299 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3629 3440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.93% 94.33% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 2172 1806
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 171 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 -3 6 £345 -18.82% 6
Lancashire +17 1 £225 -38.98%
Cheshire 0 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Management
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) Android
6 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 3 (14.29%) Open Source
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Phone
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development

Test Manager Skill Set
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 1 (4.76%) CICS
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) HPUX
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Management
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Open Source
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 1 (4.76%) Coaching
8 1 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) WorldPay
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