The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 143 133 167
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 109 107 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.28% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.39% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 45
Average daily rate £385 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £346 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.18 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +35 48 £380 +8.57% 2
Berkshire -19 24 £385 +1.31% 2
West Sussex +12 23 £338 -32.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 5 £375 -7.69% 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 - - 2
Surrey -27 1 - - 5
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (31.22%) Test Management
2 57 (30.16%) Security Cleared
3 56 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 53 (28.04%) Test Strategy
5 42 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 32 (16.93%) HP
7 28 (14.81%) Finance
7 28 (14.81%) QA
8 27 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (13.76%) Test Scripting
9 26 (13.76%) Oracle
10 24 (12.70%) Software Testing
11 23 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (12.17%) .NET
12 22 (11.64%) Windows
13 21 (11.11%) ISEB
14 20 (10.58%) Telecoms
15 19 (10.05%) Migration
16 17 (8.99%) Knowledge Management
17 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
18 14 (7.41%) HTML
18 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
18 14 (7.41%) ASP.NET
18 14 (7.41%) JSP
18 14 (7.41%) ITIL
18 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (7.41%) Degree
19 12 (6.35%) Automated Testing
19 12 (6.35%) Performance Testing
19 12 (6.35%) Demand Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) MS Project
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) SAP SCM
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) SAN
2 6 (3.17%) VoIP
3 3 (1.59%) LAN
3 3 (1.59%) WAN
3 3 (1.59%) DSL
3 3 (1.59%) Firewall
3 3 (1.59%) xDSL
4 2 (1.06%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.06%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (1.06%) MVNO
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) MPLS
5 1 (0.53%) SS7
5 1 (0.53%) MGW
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.53%) GGSN
5 1 (0.53%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.06%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) SoapUI
1 10 (5.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (4.76%) JIRA
3 8 (4.23%) LoadRunner
4 4 (2.12%) Selenium
5 3 (1.59%) JUnit
5 3 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.59%) Maven
6 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.06%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.53%) Hudson
7 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 28 (14.81%) Finance
2 20 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Banking
4 7 (3.70%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Billing
6 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.17%) .NET
2 14 (7.41%) HTML
2 14 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 14 (7.41%) JSP
3 11 (5.82%) Middleware
4 10 (5.29%) Web Services
5 9 (4.76%) XML
5 9 (4.76%) SOAP
6 3 (1.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.65%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.06%) IVR
5 2 (1.06%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.64%) Windows
2 6 (3.17%) Windows 7
2 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (3.17%) UNIX
2 6 (3.17%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.65%) Linux
4 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.12%) Android
5 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.53%) VMS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.22%) Test Management
2 53 (28.04%) Test Strategy
3 27 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (13.76%) Test Scripting
5 24 (12.70%) Software Testing
6 19 (10.05%) Migration
7 17 (8.99%) Knowledge Management
8 14 (7.41%) ITIL
8 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.35%) Automated Testing
9 12 (6.35%) Performance Testing
9 12 (6.35%) Demand Management
9 12 (6.35%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.82%) CRM
10 11 (5.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.82%) SOA
10 11 (5.82%) Validation
10 11 (5.82%) Functional Testing
10 11 (5.82%) System Testing
11 10 (5.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 9 (4.76%) VBA
3 8 (4.23%) SQL
3 8 (4.23%) C#
4 7 (3.70%) VB
5 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.06%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 56 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 42 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 21 (11.11%) ISEB
5 14 (7.41%) Degree
6 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.17%) PMP
7 6 (3.17%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.59%) CCNA
9 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCP
10 1 (0.53%) MCSE
10 1 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.81%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.12%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) HP
2 26 (13.76%) Oracle
3 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.29%) Citrix
5 9 (4.76%) SAP
6 5 (2.65%) Cisco
6 5 (2.65%) VMware
7 4 (2.12%) CA
7 4 (2.12%) Remedy
8 2 (1.06%) Verint
8 2 (1.06%) BT
8 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.06%) Empirix
8 2 (1.06%) Genesys
8 2 (1.06%) Siemens
8 2 (1.06%) Lotus
8 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.06%) BMC
8 2 (1.06%) IBM
9 1 (0.53%) Nortel
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