The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 1.87% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.95% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £225 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.93% -3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
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 Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 193 410 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.15% 95.79% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 251 208
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +47.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £46.09
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 Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Lancashire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Lancashire

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Lancashire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Preston 0 1 £225 -29.68%
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Lancashire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft