The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 39 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.08% - 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£488 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
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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 Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
331 161 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 89.70% 94.15% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 90 132
Average daily rate £450 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £38.85 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Manager
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Adobe
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (50.00%) Marketo
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) Aprimo
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Adobe
2 4 (50.00%) Marketo
3 3 (37.50%) Aprimo
4 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SAP