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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 163 142 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 94 111 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 1.17% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.28% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 44
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£400 £383 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £436 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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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
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Surrey +26 26 £475 - 2
Berkshire -10 19 £425 +10.38% 3
Hampshire -37 19 £405 +6.57%
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £390 +4.00% 1
Oxfordshire -17 5 £375 +15.38% 1
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
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England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 87 (45.08%) Test Management
2 62 (32.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 61 (31.61%) Test Strategy
4 53 (27.46%) HP Quality Center
5 49 (25.39%) ISTQB
6 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
7 39 (20.21%) QA
7 39 (20.21%) HP
8 38 (19.69%) Finance
8 38 (19.69%) SC Cleared
9 34 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (15.54%) ISEB
11 29 (15.03%) Migration
12 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
12 25 (12.95%) Integration Testing
13 24 (12.44%) System Testing
13 24 (12.44%) Microsoft
14 22 (11.40%) Oracle
14 22 (11.40%) Test Scripting
14 22 (11.40%) Software Testing
15 18 (9.33%) JIRA
15 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (8.29%) Regression Testing
16 16 (8.29%) .NET
16 16 (8.29%) SQL
16 16 (8.29%) Cisco
17 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
17 15 (7.77%) Project Management
17 15 (7.77%) Performance Testing
17 15 (7.77%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.52%) GroupWise
2 1 (0.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.07%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.04%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.52%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Sage Pay
1 1 (0.52%) IaaS
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) Firewall
1 6 (3.11%) MPLS
1 6 (3.11%) BGP
1 6 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.07%) SAN
3 3 (1.55%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.55%) 3G
3 3 (1.55%) PBX
3 3 (1.55%) VoIP
4 2 (1.04%) 2G
4 2 (1.04%) SS7
4 2 (1.04%) ISUP
5 1 (0.52%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.52%) GGSN
5 1 (0.52%) SGSN
5 1 (0.52%) 4G
5 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
5 1 (0.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.55%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (9.33%) JIRA
2 12 (6.22%) Selenium
3 10 (5.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.07%) LoadRunner
4 4 (2.07%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.52%) MSTest
7 1 (0.52%) JMeter
7 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (19.69%) Finance
2 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.18%) Billing
4 5 (2.59%) Banking
4 5 (2.59%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.29%) .NET
2 13 (6.74%) XML
3 9 (4.66%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.15%) JSP
4 8 (4.15%) HTML
5 2 (1.04%) SOAP
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) JSF
6 1 (0.52%) WCF
6 1 (0.52%) CGI
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Smart Meter
2 10 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.07%) NHS
5 3 (1.55%) IVR
6 2 (1.04%) EPoS
6 2 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) PKI
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.52%) Open Source
7 1 (0.52%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.52%) iSeries
7 1 (0.52%) EMV
7 1 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.52%) EFT
7 1 (0.52%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.15%) UNIX
2 7 (3.63%) Linux
3 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.07%) Windows
5 3 (1.55%) Android
6 2 (1.04%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (45.08%) Test Management
2 62 (32.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 61 (31.61%) Test Strategy
4 34 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.03%) Migration
6 25 (12.95%) Integration Testing
7 24 (12.44%) System Testing
8 22 (11.40%) Test Scripting
8 22 (11.40%) Software Testing
9 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (8.29%) Regression Testing
11 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
11 15 (7.77%) Project Management
11 15 (7.77%) Performance Testing
11 15 (7.77%) Release Management
12 12 (6.22%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.70%) ITIL
14 10 (5.18%) Scrum
14 10 (5.18%) Use Case
14 10 (5.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.29%) SQL
2 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.59%) Java
4 4 (2.07%) VBA
5 3 (1.55%) C#
5 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.04%) VBScript
6 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) RPG
7 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (25.39%) ISTQB
2 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
3 38 (19.69%) SC Cleared
4 30 (15.54%) ISEB
5 14 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (6.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (4.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (4.15%) Degree
9 7 (3.63%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.11%) MCITP
11 5 (2.59%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.07%) PMP
13 3 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.52%) CCNA
14 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (20.21%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 53 (27.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (20.21%) HP
2 24 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.40%) Oracle
4 16 (8.29%) Cisco
5 9 (4.66%) SAP
6 6 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.11%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.11%) F5
7 5 (2.59%) Citrix
8 4 (2.07%) Adobe
8 4 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.07%) Marketo
9 3 (1.55%) Verint
9 3 (1.55%) Mitel
9 3 (1.55%) Aprimo
9 3 (1.55%) Informatica
9 3 (1.55%) Avaya
10 2 (1.04%) JDA
10 2 (1.04%) VocaLink
10 2 (1.04%) RedPrairie