The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 18 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 0.98% 1.04% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.09% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £34.28
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 89.22% 95.83% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 26 33
Average daily rate £450 £423 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +45.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £267 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £12.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% +79.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £78.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Preston region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Preston region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Test Manager
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) ProC
1 1 (50.00%) BT
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (50.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) ProC
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) BT