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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 171 147 159
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 82 109 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 1.17% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.25% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 65 45
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
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 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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
Hampshire +11 26 £325 -19.75% 2
Berkshire -12 19 £400 +14.28% 3
Surrey -6 15 £525 +16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £425 +9.67% 2
West Sussex +6 6 £330 -10.20%
Oxfordshire -2 3 £358 -26.66% 1
Kent - 2 - -
Home Counties -1 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £350 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 66 (40.99%) Test Management
2 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.33%) Test Strategy
4 43 (26.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (24.84%) QA
6 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 32 (19.88%) HP Quality Center
8 30 (18.63%) HP
9 29 (18.01%) SC Cleared
10 28 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 27 (16.77%) ISTQB
12 25 (15.53%) Test Automation
13 23 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 23 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 21 (13.04%) Finance
15 19 (11.80%) ISEB
15 19 (11.80%) SQL
15 19 (11.80%) SAP
15 19 (11.80%) XML
15 19 (11.80%) Defect Management
16 18 (11.18%) Integration Testing
16 18 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (9.94%) BDD
18 15 (9.32%) Test Planning
18 15 (9.32%) System Testing
18 15 (9.32%) JIRA
19 14 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (8.70%) Scrum
20 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (8.07%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) JBoss
2 1 (0.62%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.24%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.24%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.62%) Endur
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.24%) Value-Added Service
2 2 (1.24%) VoLTE
2 2 (1.24%) VoWiFi
3 1 (0.62%) GSM
3 1 (0.62%) HTTP
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) LAN
3 1 (0.62%) MGW
3 1 (0.62%) SS7
3 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) PowerCenter
2 2 (1.24%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.62%) Informix
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (9.32%) JIRA
2 13 (8.07%) SoapUI
2 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.45%) Selenium
4 9 (5.59%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.73%) FitNesse
5 6 (3.73%) MSTest
6 5 (3.11%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.11%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.11%) NCrunch
6 5 (3.11%) WatiN
7 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.48%) LoadUI
7 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.86%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.24%) JMeter
10 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.62%) JUnit
10 1 (0.62%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 21 (13.04%) Finance
3 7 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Billing
4 4 (2.48%) Law
5 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.80%) XML
2 12 (7.45%) Web Services
3 9 (5.59%) SOAP
4 5 (3.11%) XML Messaging
5 4 (2.48%) REST
6 2 (1.24%) .NET
6 2 (1.24%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.62%) CGI
7 1 (0.62%) Google Closure
7 1 (0.62%) HTML
7 1 (0.62%) JSON
7 1 (0.62%) Middleware
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.62%) RESTful
7 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.62%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.62%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.59%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.48%) Data Integration
2 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.62%) CCTV
5 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.62%) NHS
5 1 (0.62%) Statistics
5 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.97%) Unix
1 8 (4.97%) Windows
2 3 (1.86%) Android
2 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.62%) Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.99%) Test Management
2 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.33%) Test Strategy
4 43 (26.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (15.53%) Test Automation
6 23 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 19 (11.80%) Defect Management
8 18 (11.18%) Integration Testing
8 18 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (9.94%) BDD
10 15 (9.32%) System Testing
10 15 (9.32%) Test Planning
11 14 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.70%) Scrum
12 12 (7.45%) CRM
12 12 (7.45%) Functional Testing
12 12 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.45%) Risk Management
13 10 (6.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.21%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.80%) SQL
2 10 (6.21%) C#
3 2 (1.24%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) Groovy
4 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
4 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 27 (16.77%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.80%) ISEB
5 8 (4.97%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (4.35%) Degree
7 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.62%) CCNA
10 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.62%) HND
10 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (24.84%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (19.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (18.63%) HP
2 28 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.80%) SAP
4 11 (6.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.24%) Informatica
5 2 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.62%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.62%) Compaq
6 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.62%) Nokia
6 1 (0.62%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.62%) Progress
6 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.62%) Sybase
6 1 (0.62%) Tableau
6 1 (0.62%) Telerik
6 1 (0.62%) Terracotta
6 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.62%) webMethods
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