The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Coventry 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 37 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.92% 3.08% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 3.35% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £413 £500 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
285 209 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 87.42% 92.07% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 56 106
Average daily rate £375 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £100 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
West Midlands

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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Pega
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Pega