Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 89 96
Rank change year-on-year +31 +7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 33 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.48% 0.69% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 0.74% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 13
Cheshire median daily rate £401 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -18.92% +18.59%
10th Percentile £331 £310 £364
90th Percentile £450 £458 £533
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £410
% change year-on-year +6.03% -7.98% -1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Widnes - 8 £450 -
Knutsford -12 7 £390 - 1
Chester +13 3 £375 -16.67%
Warrington - 3 £450 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Test Strategy
3 12 (36.36%) Banking
4 10 (30.30%) Defect Management
5 9 (27.27%) PMO
5 9 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Retail Banking
5 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.21%) Test Management
7 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
10 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.09%) System Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
11 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
11 2 (6.06%) Target Operating Model
11 2 (6.06%) QA
11 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
12 1 (3.03%) ITIL
12 1 (3.03%) Windows
12 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
12 1 (3.03%) Rational Rose
12 1 (3.03%) HP
12 1 (3.03%) ISEB
12 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
12 1 (3.03%) JIRA

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Rational Rose
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Test Strategy
2 10 (30.30%) Defect Management
3 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Test Management
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) System Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.06%) Target Operating Model
9 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
10 1 (3.03%) Data Management
10 1 (3.03%) ITIL
10 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) PMO
2 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) HP