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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 48 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.46% 0.27% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.29% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
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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
408 344 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.79% 93.73% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 194 152
Average daily rate £410 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Test Management
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (11.11%) HND
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) NetApp
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft