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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 106 130 123
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.41% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.43% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 15
Median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
2413 2992 3038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.56% 95.50% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1770 1809
Median daily rate £375 £380 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 261 236
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.18 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Hertfordshire +11 5 £475 +18.01%
Essex +10 5 £475 +53.22% 2
Bedfordshire 0 4 £410 +3.79% 3
Suffolk - 4 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +20 1 - - 2
Norfolk 0 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 21 (44.68%) Test Strategy
2 16 (34.04%) Test Management
3 15 (31.91%) Defect Management
3 15 (31.91%) QA
4 13 (27.66%) Finance
4 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.02%) ISEB
7 8 (17.02%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.89%) SAP
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.77%) Retail
9 6 (12.77%) JIRA
9 6 (12.77%) Oracle
9 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
11 4 (8.51%) JMeter
11 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.51%) SQL
11 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (8.51%) SLA
11 4 (8.51%) Citrix
11 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
11 4 (8.51%) Project Management
11 4 (8.51%) Confluence
11 4 (8.51%) Waterfall

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 4 (8.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Maximo
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) JMeter
2 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.51%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Mechatronics
2 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Test Strategy
2 16 (34.04%) Test Management
3 15 (31.91%) Defect Management
4 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.02%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.51%) V-Model
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) SAP
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) JDA
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) NetSuite
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