The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East Midlands 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 77 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.12% 1.47% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.60% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 14
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1515 1184 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.92% 91.71% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 570 629
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £214 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 129 115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +9 12 £513 -
Northamptonshire -10 3 £238 -54.76% 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £375 -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (32.14%) Test Management
2 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) SAP
5 4 (14.29%) CRM
5 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) ISEB
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Banking
6 3 (10.71%) Retail
6 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.14%) QA
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (3.57%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.57%) IVR
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Test Management
2 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
8 1 (3.57%) ETL
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) SunGard