The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 72 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 1.22% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.34% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 13
Average daily rate £450 £385 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -14.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
763 672 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.83% 91.06% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 319 310
Average daily rate £376 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.53 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.63% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Manager
North West

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 17 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Manager
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
6 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
6 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (10.00%) LiveLink
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Dell
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