The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Buckinghamshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 71 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.14% 1.57% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.67% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £320 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1214 956 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.32% 94.00% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 470 416
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
South East

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -9 4 £385 -2.22% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £245 - 3
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) Retail
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Selenium
7 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 3 (14.29%) VBScript
7 3 (14.29%) VB
7 3 (14.29%) .NET
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Windows NT
7 3 (14.29%) Validation
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
1 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) JMeter
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 3 (14.29%) BDD
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
2 3 (14.29%) VB
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
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