The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 54 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 1.02% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.18% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £365 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £435 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+83.80% -6.50%
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
655 851 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.23% 87.19% 91.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 394 393
Average daily rate £375 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.50 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.23% +38.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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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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 +6 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) LiveLink
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) LiveLink
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) SAP