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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
Rank 52 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.93% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.96% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £515 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.62%
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 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
392 520 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.61% 96.47% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 293 222
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £242 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 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 Essex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) C

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP