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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 54 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.75% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.55% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £425 £500 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
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
629 549 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.30% 92.42% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 334 283
Average daily rate £363 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £22.70 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) RedPrairie
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Logistics
2 3 (30.00%) JDA
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (10.00%) NICE Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) JDA
1 3 (30.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) NICE Systems
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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