The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 94 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 24 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.15% 2.02% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 2.21% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 11
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
Test Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1895 1717 1301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.63% 91.18% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 967 708
Average daily rate £375 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 101 137
Average hourly rate £16.33 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.42% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.48 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.40 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Basingstoke -6 3 £550 +100.00%
Fareham - 2 £525 - 2
Southampton - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 21 (52.50%) ISTQB
2 15 (37.50%) HP
3 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (27.50%) Test Management
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (22.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (20.00%) .NET
7 8 (20.00%) Project Management
7 8 (20.00%) HTML
7 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (20.00%) JSP
7 8 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (17.50%) ISEB
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.00%) VBA
11 4 (10.00%) Cisco
11 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (10.00%) Citrix

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Broadband
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) HTML
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
1 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
1 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
1 3 (7.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Test Management
2 9 (22.50%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) System Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Validation
8 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) VBA
3 3 (7.50%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) ISTQB
2 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (17.50%) ISEB
6 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) MCITP
7 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (5.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) HP
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
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