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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 70 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£363 £390 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +5.42%
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
807 585 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.60% 74.52% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 306 232
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 25
Average hourly rate £19.45 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015. 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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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
Chester - 3 £363 -
Macclesfield - 1 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £468 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) P3O
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) PMP
4 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Transition Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center