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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 54 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £463 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.37% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
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
555 810 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.09% 80.20% 81.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 563 315
Median daily rate £415 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
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 4 December 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
Chester - 2 £425 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £500 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) OSGi
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Gradle
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing

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 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Akka
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) OSGi
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Saba