The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 39 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% 0.66% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 112 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.59% 74.17% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 14
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
Cheshire

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Test Management
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) JSF
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) LiveLink
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP