The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 68 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 1.13% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.18% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 19
Median daily rate £415 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £269 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £510 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
837 929 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.69% 95.18% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 477 560
Median daily rate £390 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 45
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £24.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +1 2 £415 -2.35%
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Test Planning
2 8 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (7.14%) SLA
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) MS Project
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Open Workbench
6 1 (7.14%) QA
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Test Planning
2 8 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9000
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP