The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 122 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.81% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 10
Median daily rate £425 £458 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +18.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £397 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £511 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
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
2170 2472 2757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.26% 94.97% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1439 1762
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 267 186
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +5 2 £420 -6.66%
Hertfordshire -2 2 - - 1
Norfolk +8 1 £475 -5.00%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 5 (23.81%) QA
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Test Management
2 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (14.29%) Coaching
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security
4 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 3 (14.29%) Electronics
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Mechatronics
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) Test Management
1 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
2 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
2 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) JDA