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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 62 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 0.12% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.16% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
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£390 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+70.37% +22.72%
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
603 620 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.36% 74.16% 64.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 294 339
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £400 - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
1 2 (25.00%) Taxonomies
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) BDD

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com