The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 94 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.00% 0.51% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.54% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 14
Median daily rate £375 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +37.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £550 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1261 742 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.81% 95.50% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 416 344
Median daily rate £338 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £540 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 78 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £18.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -37 13 £350 -36.36%
Durham +2 1 £400 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) VME
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 4 (23.53%) ICL
3 4 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Sybase
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Billing
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Testopia
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) VME
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) COBOL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) ICL
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Rally