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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 108 77 96
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.76% 1.91% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 2.05% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
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£375 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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
1953 1907 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.60% 93.25% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1115 905
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 108 148
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Farnborough 0 3 £450 -12.19%
Hook - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £375 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Gosport -6 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (50.00%) Test Management
2 11 (30.56%) ISEB
3 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (16.67%) Migration
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) UNIX
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.11%) QA
8 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (8.33%) eTOM
8 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Firewall
8 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.33%) ETL
8 3 (8.33%) HTML
8 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.33%) .NET
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Broadband
2 1 (2.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) STB
2 1 (2.78%) IPTV
2 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Test Management
2 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) ETL
6 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.33%) eTOM
6 3 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
2 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Siebel
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco