The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 28 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.44% 2.44% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.56% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£431 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% -18.75%
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 -
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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 Luton 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
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
198 78 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 96.59% 95.12% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 46 62
Average daily rate £440 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.54% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.13% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Test Manager
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) EPoS
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (40.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EPoS
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner