The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 47 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.02% 0.65% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.71% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
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£375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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
447 424 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 91.04% 91.77% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 209 252
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 61 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £37.50 £38.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) CSSLP
4 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) Progress
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) QADirector
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) CSSLP
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Progress