The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.75% 1.42% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.50% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Median daily rate £390 £455 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £394 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £544 £406
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 - - -

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 595 865 941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.44% 94.33% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 627 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Knutsford - 4 £390 -
Chester +18 2 £275 -42.10% 1
Crewe - 1 £400 - 1
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
4 4 (30.77%) PMO
4 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Local Government
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) QA
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday