The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Lancashire
Rank 38 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% 1.56% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.61% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £225 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
- +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
239 436 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.00% 97.32% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 278 232
Median daily rate £375 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 66 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -2 1 £225 -29.68%
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft