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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 159 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 116 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 1.02% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.10% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 43
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £266 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £509 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Berkshire -4 28 £388 +5.08% 5
Surrey +17 26 £450 +10.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 25 £425 +4.93%
Hampshire -15 21 £375 -14.28% 4
West Sussex -9 7 £350 +20.68% 1
Kent +8 4 £400 +6.66% 1
East Sussex -2 3 £262 -
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 96 (52.46%) Test Management
2 73 (39.89%) Test Strategy
3 54 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (24.04%) ISTQB
4 44 (24.04%) Security Cleared
4 44 (24.04%) HP Quality Center
5 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (22.40%) SC Cleared
7 39 (21.31%) Finance
8 33 (18.03%) HP
9 31 (16.94%) Telecoms
10 29 (15.85%) QA
11 25 (13.66%) ISEB
12 22 (12.02%) Software Testing
13 21 (11.48%) System Testing
14 20 (10.93%) XML
15 19 (10.38%) Oracle
15 19 (10.38%) TDD
16 18 (9.84%) Test Automation
16 18 (9.84%) SQL
16 18 (9.84%) System Integration Testing
17 17 (9.29%) Test Planning
17 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (8.74%) Test Scripting
18 16 (8.74%) Use Case
19 14 (7.65%) Performance Testing
19 14 (7.65%) Selenium
19 14 (7.65%) .NET
19 14 (7.65%) UNIX
20 13 (7.10%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS Project
2 5 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) MS Office
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.09%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) VoIP
1 3 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.09%) DVB
3 1 (0.55%) ISUP
3 1 (0.55%) INAP
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) 3G
3 1 (0.55%) 2G
3 1 (0.55%) LTE
3 1 (0.55%) MGW
3 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.55%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.64%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Selenium
2 13 (7.10%) HP UFT
3 11 (6.01%) WebDriver
4 4 (2.19%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.19%) JIRA
4 4 (2.19%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.09%) JMeter
5 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) MSTest
6 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.55%) JUnit
6 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.55%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.55%) TestNG
6 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (21.31%) Finance
2 31 (16.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.92%) Banking
4 5 (2.73%) Billing
5 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.64%) Electronics
6 3 (1.64%) Marketing
6 3 (1.64%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.93%) XML
2 14 (7.65%) .NET
3 4 (2.19%) SOAP
3 4 (2.19%) XML Messaging
3 4 (2.19%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.64%) JSP
4 3 (1.64%) HTML
5 2 (1.09%) WCF
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.55%) RESTful
6 1 (0.55%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.55%) Web Services
6 1 (0.55%) JSON
6 1 (0.55%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.73%) NHS
2 5 (2.73%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.64%) DTV
4 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.09%) STB
4 2 (1.09%) W3C
4 2 (1.09%) iSeries
4 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.09%) IPTV
4 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.55%) CCTV
5 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.55%) PMI
5 1 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) UNIX
2 9 (4.92%) Windows
3 4 (2.19%) Windows NT
4 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.55%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (52.46%) Test Management
2 73 (39.89%) Test Strategy
3 54 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (12.02%) Software Testing
6 21 (11.48%) System Testing
7 19 (10.38%) TDD
8 18 (9.84%) Test Automation
8 18 (9.84%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (9.29%) Test Planning
9 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (8.74%) Test Scripting
10 16 (8.74%) Use Case
11 14 (7.65%) Performance Testing
12 13 (7.10%) Integration Testing
12 13 (7.10%) Incident Management
12 13 (7.10%) Migration
12 13 (7.10%) BDD
13 12 (6.56%) Waterfall
13 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.84%) SQL
2 13 (7.10%) Java
3 7 (3.83%) C#
4 6 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.73%) VBScript
6 3 (1.64%) VB
6 3 (1.64%) C
6 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.09%) RPG
7 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (24.04%) ISTQB
1 44 (24.04%) Security Cleared
2 41 (22.40%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.66%) ISEB
4 12 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.19%) Degree
6 4 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) MCITP
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCSE
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.85%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) GxP
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (24.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Nessus
2 1 (0.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (18.03%) HP
2 19 (10.38%) Oracle
3 12 (6.56%) SAP
4 7 (3.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.19%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.64%) Cisco
6 3 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.64%) Remedy
6 3 (1.64%) VMware
7 2 (1.09%) Siebel
7 2 (1.09%) BMC
8 1 (0.55%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.55%) Nokia
8 1 (0.55%) Northgate
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) Ceridian
8 1 (0.55%) Coverity
8 1 (0.55%) Tableau
8 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
NIIT Technologies
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago