The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 43 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.57% 0.78% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.87% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£435 £438 £800
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -45.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £34.28
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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 Coventry 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
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
317 344 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 90.06% 88.89% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 161 92
Average daily rate £350 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Manager
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) RedPrairie
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) JDA
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) JDA
1 2 (40.00%) RedPrairie