The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 25 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.85% 4.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £445 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 89.74% 97.92% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 19
Average daily rate £375 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £205 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £471 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.59% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.10 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Manager
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared