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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 133 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.91% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 11
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£400 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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
2912 2842 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.12% 92.88% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1775 1664 1125
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 238 233
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -3 5 £435 +107.14%
Hertfordshire -9 4 £360 -20.00%
Essex -12 2 £305 -18.66% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (32.14%) Test Management
2 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 6 (21.43%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 4 (14.29%) SAP
5 4 (14.29%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) ISEB
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (7.14%) QA
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Banking
7 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Release Management
7 2 (7.14%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (3.57%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (32.14%) Test Management
2 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 2 (7.14%) Release Management
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) SAP
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) BMC
2 2 (7.14%) Remedy
2 2 (7.14%) Siebel