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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 171 169 136
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 94 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.87% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.95% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 48
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£400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £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 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Berkshire +6 23 £350 -17.64% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £400 +0.62% 1
Hampshire -15 17 £390 +7.43% 2
Oxfordshire -11 11 £450 +28.57%
Surrey -3 10 £525 +33.33%
West Sussex -6 6 £290 -31.15%
East Sussex -12 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 63 (33.69%) Test Management
2 58 (31.02%) Test Strategy
3 54 (28.88%) Finance
4 47 (25.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (21.93%) Oracle
6 40 (21.39%) .NET
6 40 (21.39%) HP
7 38 (20.32%) ISTQB
8 37 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (19.79%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (18.72%) QA
10 31 (16.58%) SQL
11 29 (15.51%) Test Automation
12 27 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
12 27 (14.44%) Migration
12 27 (14.44%) Security Cleared
13 26 (13.90%) ISEB
14 25 (13.37%) C#
14 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
15 24 (12.83%) Telecoms
16 22 (11.76%) PRINCE2
17 21 (11.23%) Project Management
18 20 (10.70%) Test Scripting
18 20 (10.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 18 (9.63%) Microsoft
19 18 (9.63%) Integration Testing
20 17 (9.09%) VB
20 17 (9.09%) Cisco
20 17 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 17 (9.09%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) Lync
3 2 (1.07%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.60%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.07%) Agresso
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.81%) MPLS
1 9 (4.81%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) BGP
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (3.21%) SAN
4 2 (1.07%) 3G
4 2 (1.07%) SS7
4 2 (1.07%) ISUP
4 2 (1.07%) VoIP
4 2 (1.07%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.07%) 4G
4 2 (1.07%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (1.07%) GGSN
4 2 (1.07%) SGSN
5 1 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.53%) LTE
5 1 (0.53%) MGW
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.49%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (5.35%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.60%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (9.09%) Selenium
3 13 (6.95%) WebDriver
4 12 (6.42%) JIRA
4 12 (6.42%) JMeter
5 6 (3.21%) LoadRunner
5 6 (3.21%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (28.88%) Finance
2 24 (12.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
4 4 (2.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Billing
4 4 (2.14%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.39%) .NET
2 14 (7.49%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.95%) JSP
3 13 (6.95%) HTML
4 5 (2.67%) XML
5 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.60%) OLE
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.53%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.53%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) WCF
8 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.81%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.14%) Algorithms
2 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.07%) NHS
4 2 (1.07%) EPoS
5 1 (0.53%) EMV
5 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.53%) EFT
5 1 (0.53%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.53%) APACS
5 1 (0.53%) IVR
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.53%) DTV
5 1 (0.53%) New Media
5 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.02%) UNIX
2 10 (5.35%) Windows
2 10 (5.35%) Windows NT
3 9 (4.81%) Linux
4 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.69%) Test Management
2 58 (31.02%) Test Strategy
3 47 (25.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.51%) Test Automation
6 27 (14.44%) Migration
7 22 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 21 (11.23%) Project Management
9 20 (10.70%) Test Scripting
10 18 (9.63%) Integration Testing
11 17 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 16 (8.56%) Software Testing
13 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.49%) Performance Testing
15 13 (6.95%) System Testing
15 13 (6.95%) TDD
15 13 (6.95%) Line Management
16 12 (6.42%) ITIL
16 12 (6.42%) BDD
16 12 (6.42%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.58%) SQL
2 25 (13.37%) C#
3 17 (9.09%) VB
4 15 (8.02%) Java
5 13 (6.95%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.35%) VBScript
7 5 (2.67%) RPG
7 5 (2.67%) C
8 3 (1.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (20.32%) ISTQB
2 27 (14.44%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.90%) ISEB
4 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
5 20 (10.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 17 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (7.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (5.35%) PMP
8 10 (5.35%) PMI Certification
9 7 (3.74%) MCITP
10 6 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.67%) Degree
11 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.14%) CCNA
12 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.07%) MCP
13 2 (1.07%) MCSE
13 2 (1.07%) CCNP
14 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.72%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (19.79%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.28%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (21.93%) Oracle
2 40 (21.39%) HP
3 18 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.09%) Cisco
5 9 (4.81%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.28%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.28%) SAP
6 8 (4.28%) F5
7 7 (3.74%) Citrix
8 4 (2.14%) Adobe
8 4 (2.14%) Marketo
9 3 (1.60%) Aprimo
9 3 (1.60%) Informatica
9 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.07%) VocaLink
10 2 (1.07%) Verint
10 2 (1.07%) VeriFone
11 1 (0.53%) TSYS
11 1 (0.53%) Mitel
11 1 (0.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
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