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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Lancashire
Rank 41 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.79% 3.42% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 3.62% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
Median daily rate £225 £486 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.72% -5.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
235 359 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.52% 94.47% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 241 283
Median daily rate £350 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £69.07 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 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 - 1 £225 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware