The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 75 84 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.25% 0.40% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.43% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £355 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
Test Manager
South East

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
1107 1171 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.48% 93.38% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 673 410
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
Milton Keynes +10 9 £390 +4.00% 1
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Test Management
3 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 13 (33.33%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (23.08%) QA
7 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
7 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.38%) System Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) JIRA
9 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.82%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
10 4 (10.26%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (10.26%) SQL
11 3 (7.69%) VBScript
11 3 (7.69%) Java
11 3 (7.69%) Oracle
11 3 (7.69%) Windows
11 3 (7.69%) Change Management
11 3 (7.69%) HP
11 3 (7.69%) Migration
11 3 (7.69%) Scrum
11 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) Selenium

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) 3G
1 1 (2.56%) 2G
1 1 (2.56%) Network Security
1 1 (2.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Test Management
3 15 (38.46%) Test Strategy
3 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.38%) System Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
7 5 (12.82%) SDLC
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
9 3 (7.69%) Change Management
9 3 (7.69%) Migration
9 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.13%) BDD
10 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.13%) Line Management
10 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) VBScript
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix
3 1 (2.56%) Informatica
3 1 (2.56%) Northgate
3 1 (2.56%) Ceridian