The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 45 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.06% 0.45% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.47% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£380 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
Test Manager
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
441 211 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.23% 95.05% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 101 221
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheltenham -5 1 £380 -24.00%
Gloucester - - - -
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (16.67%) assyst
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) assyst
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center