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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 83 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.87% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
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
1059 708 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.93% 95.29% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 406 370
Average daily rate £340 £344 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.08% +20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 56 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.31 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.47 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -26 9 £350 - 2
Durham - 1 £400 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) VME
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) ICL
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) DSDM
6 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
6 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Testopia
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) VME
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (12.50%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) COBOL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) ICL
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Rally
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