The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 25 20 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.87% 2.19% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 2.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £450 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Test Manager
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111 127 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 96.52% 92.70% 97.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 77 81
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% -50.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £22.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £53.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Test Manager
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB