Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.41% 0.68% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.71% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Chester median daily rate £375 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -2.70% -
10th Percentile £283 £418 £341
90th Percentile £398 £483 £574
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +6.73% -18.92% +18.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 206 280 290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 94.59% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 242 182
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £228 £236 £290
90th Percentile £499 £525 £518
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 29
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.86% -38.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.15 £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.92
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.17% +4.70%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Chester

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Chester

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Chester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Chester

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 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 Chester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy