The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 75 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.28% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.49% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Median daily rate £435 £356 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%
Test Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
864 821 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.04% 83.52% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 519 318
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 31
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.56% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Cheshire region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Macclesfield +2 5 £411 +17.50%
Warrington - 4 £431 -
Chester -5 2 £450 +24.13%
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
5 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) System Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (12.50%) AIX
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.50%) IIS
8 3 (12.50%) Apache
8 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (12.50%) SAP
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
1 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (8.33%) Military
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Finance Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) AIX
2 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
6 5 (20.83%) System Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Build Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) vRealize
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Ariba
4 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu
4 1 (4.17%) Rally
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat