The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 65 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.63% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.73% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
Median daily rate £388 £399 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £351 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £519 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
735 926 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.11% 94.59% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 561 403
Median daily rate £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 62
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Cheshire region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Cheshire region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Macclesfield +3 1 - -
Chester -10 1 £475 +46.15%
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 17 (45.95%) Test Management
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) Finance
4 10 (27.03%) Migration
5 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) Linux
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) Apache
10 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
10 4 (10.81%) AIX
10 4 (10.81%) SAP
10 4 (10.81%) SQL
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) VMware
10 4 (10.81%) Banking
10 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.81%) Defect Management

Test Manager Skill Set
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 4 (10.81%) Apache
1 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Billing
6 1 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Military
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) LIMS
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) CentOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Test Management
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Migration
4 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
6 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Build Automation
9 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.81%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) System Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) vRealize
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Ariba
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) LabWare