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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 66 65 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 0.27% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.34% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £425 £370 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +6.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £370 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
751 587 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.67% 79.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 360 343
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford -1 3 £425 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Rally

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Rally
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat