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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 55 75 70
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.41% 0.74% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.78% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Median daily rate £500 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £383 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
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
783 1161 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.01% 95.71% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 538 629
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 63 107
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Test Planning
2 12 (63.16%) Defect Management
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Test Management
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (31.58%) ERP
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Android
8 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.79%) QA
8 3 (15.79%) Selenium
8 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS

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 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) MSTest
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Test Planning
2 12 (63.16%) Defect Management
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Management
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) ERP
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.26%) BDD
10 1 (5.26%) Service Management
10 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
10 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) HP