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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 62 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.41% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.43% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 14
Median daily rate £500 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £553 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £418
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
786 932 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.24% 95.88% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 439 571
Median daily rate £388 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 72
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £19.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 +10 9 £500 +15.27%
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 12 (75.00%) Test Planning
1 12 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) ERP
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) CRM
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
7 3 (18.75%) Android
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing

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 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 12 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) ERP
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) CRM
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.25%) BDD
9 1 (6.25%) Service Management
9 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP