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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / East of England
Rank 111 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 0.83% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.87% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Median daily rate £500 £463 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £295 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £925 £515 £810
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
2034 2192 2483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.40% 95.22% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1312 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 224 194
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +6 8 £840 +121.05%
Norfolk +7 1 £475 -5.00%
Essex -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £425 -8.60% 1
Suffolk - 1 £500 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (36.00%) Test Management
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.00%) Coaching
6 4 (16.00%) People Management
6 4 (16.00%) Confluence
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.00%) SAP

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 (16.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (36.00%) Test Management
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Coaching
6 4 (16.00%) People Management
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) JDA
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle