Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Test Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 92 101
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.74% +19.87%
10th Percentile £353 £413 £434
90th Percentile £450 £496 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £438
% change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1115 1260 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.52% 86.01% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 904 1144
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £277
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £450 -
Widnes - 2 £450 -
Chester +9 1 £375 -11.76%
Test Management
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Server Building
4 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model

Test Management
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) System Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA