The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 71 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.39% 1.67% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.80% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
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£413 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.95% -18.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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 East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1428 1503 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.26% 92.89% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 761 627
Average daily rate £350 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 97 113
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the East Midlands region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Nottinghamshire +20 11 £425 +29.77%
Northamptonshire -2 5 £370 -24.10% 1
Derbyshire 0 3 £525 +82.60% 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 16 (40.00%) Test Management
2 12 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.00%) QA
3 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.00%) Finance
3 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.50%) Logistics
4 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) HP
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.00%) SAP
5 6 (15.00%) Retail
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 5 (12.50%) Windows
6 5 (12.50%) Smart Meter
7 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (7.50%) Banking
8 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (7.50%) IIS
8 3 (7.50%) ISEB
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Risk Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.50%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
1 1 (2.50%) CTI
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.50%) Introscope
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) TestPartner
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) REST
1 1 (2.50%) SOAP
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.50%) RIA
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Test Management
2 12 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.50%) Logistics
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Dependency Management
7 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Release Management
7 2 (5.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Verint
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) SunGard
5 1 (2.50%) Intel
5 1 (2.50%) CA
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