The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 118 105 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 12
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2743 2246 2854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.39% 93.97% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1133 1411
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 239 363
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Test Manager
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +4 7 £450 +9.09%
Bedfordshire -20 5 £431 +23.21%
Essex -1 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £210 -50.58%
Suffolk - 2 £444 -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (34.78%) Test Management
2 15 (32.61%) Test Strategy
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
3 14 (30.43%) ISEB
4 11 (23.91%) Migration
5 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
7 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.04%) SQL
9 6 (13.04%) Oracle
9 6 (13.04%) QA
10 5 (10.87%) Retail
10 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
10 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (10.87%) HP
10 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
11 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
11 4 (8.70%) ETL
11 4 (8.70%) Java
11 4 (8.70%) Windows
11 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Degree
11 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
12 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.52%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (4.35%) CMS
1 2 (4.35%) Confluence
1 2 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
1 2 (4.35%) UMTS
1 2 (4.35%) GGSN
1 2 (4.35%) SGSN
1 2 (4.35%) LTE
2 1 (2.17%) NAS
2 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.17%) 4G
2 1 (2.17%) DHCP
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) 3G
2 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
1 2 (4.35%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) QADirector
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) EPoS
2 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Android
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Test Management
2 15 (32.61%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.91%) Migration
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
9 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.52%) System Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Dependency Management
10 2 (4.35%) Analytics
10 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CEH
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.17%) Progress
4 1 (2.17%) Lotus
4 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Endeca