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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 63 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.52% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.60% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £450 £468 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% +26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £468 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £531 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
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
680 994 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.43% 85.40% 76.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 682 328
Median daily rate £413 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 +5 3 £450 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel

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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Finance Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Finance Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Akka
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) OSGi
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) VMware