The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 35 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.31% 0.46% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 0.49% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £496 £480 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +37.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £480 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £480 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
397 206 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.85% 95.37% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 103 155
Average daily rate £375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.40 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +23.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £30.00 £29.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Manager
North West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (50.00%) ISEB
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 6 (42.86%) Internet
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (28.57%) APMP
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
6 2 (14.29%) Local Government
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Java

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Internet
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (28.57%) APMP
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
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