The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 48 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.63% - 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£484 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
Test Manager
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
463 259 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.46% 93.50% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 120 204
Average daily rate £403 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Manager in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) EPoS
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (40.00%) EPoS
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner