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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 163 175 136
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 94 66 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.76% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.82% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 64
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£380 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
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
8811 8067 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.83% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4972 4332 4166
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 493 620
Average hourly rate £15.88 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.51 £11.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Buckinghamshire +15 27 £400 +33.33% 2
Berkshire +12 19 £350 -7.89% 6
Hampshire -15 16 £388 -8.82% 4
Surrey 0 10 £575 +9.52% 1
Oxfordshire -9 8 £390 - 5
West Sussex 0 7 £290 -36.78% 2
Kent -5 3 £320 -36.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (33.85%) Test Management
2 61 (31.77%) Oracle
3 54 (28.13%) Finance
4 49 (25.52%) Test Strategy
5 48 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 48 (25.00%) .NET
6 42 (21.88%) HP
7 41 (21.35%) Security Cleared
8 39 (20.31%) SC Cleared
8 39 (20.31%) SQL
9 38 (19.79%) C#
10 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (17.19%) QuickTest Pro
11 33 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (17.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 32 (16.67%) QA
13 30 (15.63%) Test Automation
13 30 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (15.10%) VB
15 27 (14.06%) Test Scripting
16 22 (11.46%) Java
16 22 (11.46%) Telecoms
17 21 (10.94%) ISEB
18 20 (10.42%) UNIX
18 20 (10.42%) CRM
19 18 (9.38%) JavaScript
19 18 (9.38%) HTML
19 18 (9.38%) ASP.NET
19 18 (9.38%) JSP
19 18 (9.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (1.56%) Lync
2 2 (1.04%) JBoss
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Project
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (3.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) Agresso
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.73%) SAN
2 4 (2.08%) GGSN
2 4 (2.08%) SGSN
2 4 (2.08%) LTE
3 3 (1.56%) MPLS
3 3 (1.56%) Firewall
3 3 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.56%) DNS
4 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.04%) VoIP
4 2 (1.04%) HTTP
4 2 (1.04%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (1.04%) 3G
4 2 (1.04%) MGW
4 2 (1.04%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.04%) 4G
4 2 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) MVNO
5 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 12 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.52%) DB2
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (17.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (6.77%) Selenium
3 11 (5.73%) JMeter
4 10 (5.21%) LoadRunner
4 10 (5.21%) WebDriver
5 7 (3.65%) TestDirector
5 7 (3.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
General
1 54 (28.13%) Finance
2 22 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.65%) Banking
4 6 (3.13%) Retail
5 5 (2.60%) Billing
6 2 (1.04%) Electronics
6 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.00%) .NET
2 18 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 18 (9.38%) JSP
2 18 (9.38%) HTML
3 5 (2.60%) XML
4 4 (2.08%) OLE
5 3 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.60%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.08%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.56%) iSeries
3 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.56%) AS400
4 2 (1.04%) NHS
4 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.04%) User Experience
5 1 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.52%) EPoS
5 1 (0.52%) DTV
5 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.42%) UNIX
2 16 (8.33%) Windows
3 9 (4.69%) Windows NT
4 5 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) Linux
5 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.85%) Test Management
2 49 (25.52%) Test Strategy
3 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (15.63%) Test Automation
6 27 (14.06%) Test Scripting
7 20 (10.42%) CRM
8 18 (9.38%) Migration
9 16 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (7.81%) Integration Testing
10 15 (7.81%) Waterfall
11 14 (7.29%) Performance Testing
12 13 (6.77%) Functional Testing
12 13 (6.77%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.25%) Project Management
13 12 (6.25%) Software Testing
14 11 (5.73%) Knowledge Management
14 11 (5.73%) Line Management
15 10 (5.21%) TDD
15 10 (5.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.31%) SQL
2 38 (19.79%) C#
3 29 (15.10%) VB
4 22 (11.46%) Java
5 18 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.69%) VBScript
7 7 (3.65%) RPG
8 4 (2.08%) C
9 2 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 41 (21.35%) Security Cleared
3 39 (20.31%) SC Cleared
4 33 (17.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 21 (10.94%) ISEB
6 12 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.25%) CCNA
7 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (5.21%) PMP
7 10 (5.21%) PMI Certification
7 10 (5.21%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (3.13%) MCITP
9 4 (2.08%) Degree
9 4 (2.08%) CCNP
10 3 (1.56%) MCSE
10 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.04%) MCP
12 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (31.77%) Oracle
2 42 (21.88%) HP
3 16 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.17%) Cisco
5 7 (3.65%) SAP
6 3 (1.56%) IBM
6 3 (1.56%) Citrix
6 3 (1.56%) CA
6 3 (1.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Agilent
8 1 (0.52%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.52%) F5
8 1 (0.52%) Verint
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Dell
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
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