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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 100 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.57% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 9
Median daily rate £475 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £312 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £495 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2378 2828 2812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.00% 95.38% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1689 1622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 245 230
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +19 10 £475 +18.75%
Suffolk - 6 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +19 5 £425 +1.19%
Essex +3 3 £463 +51.63% 1
Norfolk - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 16 (38.10%) QA
2 16 (38.10%) Test Management
3 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 10 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Finance
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.67%) Oracle
8 7 (16.67%) SAP
9 6 (14.29%) SQL
9 6 (14.29%) JIRA
9 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) SDLC
9 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 5 (11.90%) Retail
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) ISEB
11 4 (9.52%) Citrix
11 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
11 4 (9.52%) JMeter
11 4 (9.52%) SLA
11 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 4 (9.52%) Confluence
11 4 (9.52%) V-Model
11 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database

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 (9.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Maximo
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) JMeter
2 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 4 (9.52%) Zephyr
3 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
1 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 16 (38.10%) Test Management
3 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 10 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 6 (14.29%) SDLC
8 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.52%) V-Model
11 3 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
11 3 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
1 7 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) NetSuite