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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 127 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.46% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.50% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 29
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£406 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £415 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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
2879 2214 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.69% 93.30% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1094 1426
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 211 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Hertfordshire - 7 £450 - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £293 -26.87% 2
Essex -5 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £484 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (40.54%) Test Management
2 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 11 (29.73%) Migration
4 9 (24.32%) ISEB
5 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
6 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) ETL
9 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Retail
9 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (8.11%) Degree
10 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) System Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (8.11%) CMS
10 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.11%) Banking
10 3 (8.11%) .NET
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (8.11%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
1 2 (5.41%) UMTS
1 2 (5.41%) GGSN
1 2 (5.41%) SGSN
1 2 (5.41%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) 3G
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.70%) TestNG
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.70%) QADirector
2 1 (2.70%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) EPoS
2 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Test Management
2 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
3 11 (29.73%) Migration
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) ETL
7 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.41%) Content Management
9 2 (5.41%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CSSLP
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) CEH
5 1 (2.70%) CISM
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Progress