The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 46 32 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.93% 1.14% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.26% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £425 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
351 239 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.82% 90.53% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 103 233
Average daily rate £350 £300 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Preston - - - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) APMP
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 3 (15.00%) Local Government
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
9 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (5.00%) System Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Infor
9 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
1 7 (35.00%) Project Management
1 7 (35.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) ERP
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) APMP
3 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
1 1 (5.00%) Infor
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