The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 154 164 144
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 97 76 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £306 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £545 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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 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
8567 8237 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.14% 92.98% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4797 4361 4217
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 502 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 1 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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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
Hampshire +2 29 £438 +0.57% 3
Berkshire +21 28 £369 -32.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 27 £400 +25.00% 3
Surrey -6 5 £408 -15.32% 3
Oxfordshire -3 2 £401 +6.80%
West Sussex -6 2 £290 -42.00% 2
East Sussex -7 2 - -
Kent -7 2 £375 +23.96%
M4 Corridor - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 61 (34.66%) Security Cleared
2 60 (34.09%) Oracle
3 59 (33.52%) SC Cleared
4 50 (28.41%) .NET
5 49 (27.84%) Test Management
5 49 (27.84%) ISTQB
6 47 (26.70%) HP
7 44 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 40 (22.73%) Finance
9 39 (22.16%) C#
10 36 (20.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 33 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 32 (18.18%) VB
12 32 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 31 (17.61%) SQL
14 28 (15.91%) Test Automation
15 22 (12.50%) CRM
16 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET
16 21 (11.93%) JSP
16 21 (11.93%) HTML
16 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
16 21 (11.93%) Microsoft
17 20 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
18 19 (10.80%) QA
18 19 (10.80%) Java
18 19 (10.80%) UNIX
19 18 (10.23%) Windows
19 18 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (7.95%) Knowledge Management
20 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.98%) IIS
2 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) MS Project
2 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Agresso
3 1 (0.57%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) SAN
2 4 (2.27%) GGSN
2 4 (2.27%) SGSN
2 4 (2.27%) LTE
3 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.70%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.14%) 3G
4 2 (1.14%) MPLS
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) MGW
4 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.14%) 4G
4 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 2 (1.14%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.57%) MVNO
5 1 (0.57%) Wireless
5 1 (0.57%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.57%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.95%) Oracle Reports
1 14 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.14%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
5 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (6.82%) Selenium
3 8 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 8 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 8 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.55%) JMeter
4 5 (2.84%) TestDirector
4 5 (2.84%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) Ant
5 1 (0.57%) JUnit
5 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 40 (22.73%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.84%) Retail
3 5 (2.84%) Billing
4 2 (1.14%) Banking
4 2 (1.14%) Electronics
4 2 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.41%) .NET
2 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET
2 21 (11.93%) JSP
2 21 (11.93%) HTML
3 13 (7.39%) XML
4 9 (5.11%) Middleware
4 9 (5.11%) SOAP
4 9 (5.11%) Web Services
5 4 (2.27%) OLE
6 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.70%) AS400
1 3 (1.70%) iSeries
1 3 (1.70%) Smart Meter
1 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
1 3 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.57%) DTV
3 1 (0.57%) EPoS
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) New Media
3 1 (0.57%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.80%) UNIX
2 18 (10.23%) Windows
3 7 (3.98%) Windows NT
4 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.70%) Linux
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.84%) Test Management
2 44 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 33 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 28 (15.91%) Test Automation
5 22 (12.50%) CRM
6 18 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.95%) Knowledge Management
8 13 (7.39%) Migration
8 13 (7.39%) Functional Testing
9 11 (6.25%) Scrum
10 10 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.68%) SOA
10 10 (5.68%) Project Management
10 10 (5.68%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.11%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.55%) BDD
12 8 (4.55%) TDD
12 8 (4.55%) Automated Testing
13 7 (3.98%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.16%) C#
2 32 (18.18%) VB
3 31 (17.61%) SQL
4 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.80%) Java
6 7 (3.98%) VBScript
7 6 (3.41%) RPG
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (34.66%) Security Cleared
2 59 (33.52%) SC Cleared
3 49 (27.84%) ISTQB
4 36 (20.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (7.39%) CCNA
5 13 (7.39%) ISEB
5 13 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.98%) Degree
8 6 (3.41%) MCITP
9 5 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (2.27%) CCNP
10 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (2.27%) PMP
10 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.70%) MCSE
11 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.80%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (34.09%) Oracle
2 47 (26.70%) HP
3 21 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.98%) SAP
5 5 (2.84%) IBM
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco
7 3 (1.70%) Citrix
7 3 (1.70%) CA
8 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) Agilent
9 1 (0.57%) Verint
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.57%) BMC
9 1 (0.57%) Dell
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