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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 22 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.83% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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
332 418 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.22% 89.13% 89.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 242 109
Average daily rate £400 £366 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £570 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.11 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.51% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.24 £42.50 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 16 £375 -
Skelmersdale - 4 £475 -
Preston +7 1 £320 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (50.00%) COBOL
1 15 (50.00%) Migration
1 15 (50.00%) VME
1 15 (50.00%) Data Conversion
1 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 14 (46.67%) QA
3 11 (36.67%) Test Strategy
4 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) Test Management
8 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.67%) SDLC
10 2 (6.67%) Banking
10 2 (6.67%) RUP
10 2 (6.67%) SQL
11 1 (3.33%) Oracle
11 1 (3.33%) JSP

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (3.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.33%) ProC
1 1 (3.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) VME
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Migration
2 14 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Strategy
4 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Test Management
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) RUP
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 1 (3.33%) Line Management
9 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
9 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle
1 1 (3.33%) Citrix
1 1 (3.33%) BT