The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 48 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 13 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% - 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% - 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 6
Average daily rate
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£395 - £416
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
Test Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
697 657 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.27% 90.50% 91.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 383 334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) React
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) .NET

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (13.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) RedPrairie
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft