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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 53 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.70% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.76% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.50
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
420 524 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.67% 97.94% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 289 372
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +89.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle