The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 71 71
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 1.34% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.59% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £338 £435 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +17.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Cheshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Cheshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Cheshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Chester +9 1 £338 -28.94%
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Workday
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Saba
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Workday Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) HR Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Workday
3 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (16.67%) Saba