The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 48 25 40
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 2.10% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 2.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£431 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
483 220 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.71% 92.44% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 108 165
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.86% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £18.75 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
East of England

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 31 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 5 £431 +32.69%
Bedford - - - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Confluence
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Email Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) VMware