The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 71 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.29% 0.87% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.96% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £500 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -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%
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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 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
637 311 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.59% 90.41% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 139 187
Average daily rate £350 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.54 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
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 the North East

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

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
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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 13 (72.22%) Supplier Management
2 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Local Government
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) User Experience
6 1 (5.56%) People Management
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) SAP R/3
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
6 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP R/3
General
1 3 (16.67%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Supplier Management
2 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) People Management
6 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) SAP