The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 55 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 2.69% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 2.91% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 20 9
Median daily rate - £466 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 507 893 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.12% 92.54% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 568 482
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Warrington +22 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) CICS
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP