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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 38 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.61% - 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% - 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£425 - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.50 - £32.50
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
399 193 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.72% 94.61% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 97 166
Average daily rate £376 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Preston - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
1 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) iSeries
2 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) Data Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) MS Project
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) iSeries
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Data Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix