The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South 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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / South East
Rank 176 178 153
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 63 85 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.97% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.03% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 69
Median daily rate £420 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £534 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7170 8265 8983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.47% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 5039 4802
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 386 422
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +18 13 £420 +5.00% 2
Hampshire -5 13 £400 +14.28% 2
Kent +13 9 £400 - 3
Surrey +7 8 £425 -17.07% 2
Oxfordshire +1 4 £425 +18.88%
West Sussex -12 4 £335 +11.66% 1
Middlesex +4 2 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £415 -2.35%
East Sussex - 2 £525 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 South East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 41 (33.61%) Test Management
1 41 (33.61%) Test Strategy
2 30 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (19.67%) Defect Management
5 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (16.39%) Test Planning
7 16 (13.11%) JIRA
7 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
7 16 (13.11%) Migration
7 16 (13.11%) HP
8 15 (12.30%) ISTQB
8 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
9 14 (11.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (10.66%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (10.66%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.66%) ISEB
11 12 (9.84%) Project Management
11 12 (9.84%) Oracle
11 12 (9.84%) Software Testing
11 12 (9.84%) Selenium
11 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
12 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
13 10 (8.20%) Finance
14 9 (7.38%) SDLC
14 9 (7.38%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.92%) Confluence
2 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS Project
3 2 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.82%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) SaaS
2 2 (1.64%) Taleo
3 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) LAN
1 2 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (0.82%) Firewall
2 1 (0.82%) iBeacon
2 1 (0.82%) MVNO
2 1 (0.82%) Skype
2 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) JIRA
2 12 (9.84%) Selenium
3 7 (5.74%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.92%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.46%) JMeter
5 3 (2.46%) MSI
5 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Retail
2 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Automotive
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
4 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) .NET
1 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.82%) Node.js
1 1 (0.82%) Spring Boot
1 1 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.10%) Smart Meter
3 4 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) CCTV
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) EFT
6 1 (0.82%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.82%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Linux
1 7 (5.74%) Windows
2 4 (3.28%) Unix
3 3 (2.46%) Solaris
4 2 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) Test Management
1 41 (33.61%) Test Strategy
2 30 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (19.67%) Defect Management
5 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (16.39%) Test Planning
7 16 (13.11%) Migration
8 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
8 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (10.66%) Performance Testing
11 12 (9.84%) Project Management
11 12 (9.84%) Software Testing
12 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
14 9 (7.38%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (7.38%) SDLC
15 8 (6.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.10%) C
2 4 (3.28%) Java
3 3 (2.46%) C#
3 3 (2.46%) SQL
4 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (0.82%) C++
5 1 (0.82%) PHP
5 1 (0.82%) Python
5 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.30%) ISTQB
3 13 (10.66%) ISEB
4 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.64%) Degree
8 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.82%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.82%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) HP
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.10%) SAP
4 3 (2.46%) Capita
4 3 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.64%) Saba
5 2 (1.64%) webMethods
5 2 (1.64%) Workday
6 1 (0.82%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.82%) Ariba
6 1 (0.82%) CA
6 1 (0.82%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.82%) FIS
6 1 (0.82%) Huawei
6 1 (0.82%) IBM
6 1 (0.82%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.82%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.82%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.82%) WorldPay
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