The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 108 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.70% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
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£550 £463 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £349 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £780 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
Test Manager
England

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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2438 2129 2284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.01% 93.25% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1139 1193
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 258 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £550 +91.30% 1
Essex -1 4 £613 +22.50% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £500 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (40.63%) Test Management
2 10 (31.25%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.88%) SAP
5 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Banking
5 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (12.50%) Release Management
6 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (9.38%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) ERP
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) PMI
7 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) SAP ERP
7 2 (6.25%) Selenium
7 2 (6.25%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.25%) Retail
7 2 (6.25%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) VisionPLUS
1 2 (6.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) BASE24
2 1 (3.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) TestNG
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Private Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) DTV
2 1 (3.13%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Management
2 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
3 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
5 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Avaloq
3 1 (3.13%) VeriFone
3 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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