The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 46 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.39% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £422 £393
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
423 497 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.92% 96.50% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 265 233
Median daily rate £325 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £509 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 71 61
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Essex region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Essex region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Basildon - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £475 -5.00%
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Essex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (11.11%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft