The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 38 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 0.74% 0.76% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.81% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£262 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £34.28
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton 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
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
261 248 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 96.67% 94.66% 97.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 133 91
Average daily rate £358 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 7
Average hourly rate £18.84 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.57% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £31.25 £35.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Test Manager
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP