The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 29 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.74% 1.60% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.83% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £485 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +30.08%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 331 328 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 81.53% 87.70% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 243 248
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Median hourly rate £187.50 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +724.17% +19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Northamptonshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Northamptonshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Northampton -3 3 £485 - 1
Test Management
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) IAS 39
5 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (25.00%) IFRS
5 2 (25.00%) IFRS 9
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
6 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) OAT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Regulatory Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) IAS 39
1 2 (25.00%) IFRS
1 2 (25.00%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP