The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 69 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.83% - 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
796 463 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.76% 94.49% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 219 412
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £450 -
Watford - 1 - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) LTE
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) GGSN
3 2 (16.67%) SGSN
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Billing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LTE
1 2 (16.67%) GGSN
1 2 (16.67%) SGSN
1 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 2 (16.67%) UMTS
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) TestNG
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) People Management
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) System Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Management
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle