Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 159 140
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 55 64 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.94% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.00% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 62
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.03% -5.68% -1.17%
10th Percentile £321 £304 £276
90th Percentile £458 £488 £535
England median daily rate £449 £439 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +0.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Cheshire +29 32 £400 +6.73% 2
Manchester -11 11 £403 +5.92% 5
Merseyside +11 6 £325 -
Lancashire +12 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (58.18%) Finance
2 24 (43.64%) Test Strategy
3 14 (25.45%) Banking
4 13 (23.64%) Defect Management
5 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (18.18%) PMO
6 10 (18.18%) Test Management
6 10 (18.18%) Retail Banking
6 10 (18.18%) Migration
7 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.73%) Oracle
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
11 4 (7.27%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) ERP
12 3 (5.45%) Retail
12 3 (5.45%) Logistics
12 3 (5.45%) Windows
12 3 (5.45%) AIX
12 3 (5.45%) Solaris
12 3 (5.45%) Validation
12 3 (5.45%) Target Operating Model
12 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
12 3 (5.45%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.82%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (58.18%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Banking
3 10 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) FMCG
3 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) AIX
1 3 (5.45%) Solaris
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) HPUX
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Test Strategy
2 13 (23.64%) Defect Management
3 11 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (18.18%) Migration
4 10 (18.18%) Test Management
5 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.27%) ERP
8 4 (7.27%) Scrum
8 4 (7.27%) SDLC
9 3 (5.45%) Logistics
9 3 (5.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (5.45%) Validation
10 2 (3.64%) Test Planning
10 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) PMO
2 2 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.82%) SAP