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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 163 155 180
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 98 94 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 1.05% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.14% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 33 30
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£430 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.43% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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
8463 8264 7825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.40% 92.35% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4927 4499 4003
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 423 588
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.35 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.09 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -8.05%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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
Buckinghamshire +12 26 £430 +14.66% 3
Surrey +23 24 £450 +15.38%
Berkshire -3 18 £425 +9.67% 5
Hampshire -25 17 £413 -2.94% 5
West Sussex -12 4 £380 -
East Sussex - 4 £275 -
Middlesex +7 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire -21 3 £425 +9.53%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 119 (54.84%) Test Management
2 78 (35.94%) Test Strategy
3 59 (27.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 58 (26.73%) Security Cleared
5 56 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
5 56 (25.81%) ISTQB
6 53 (24.42%) SC Cleared
7 51 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (21.20%) QA
8 46 (21.20%) Finance
9 34 (15.67%) Telecoms
9 34 (15.67%) HP
10 30 (13.82%) System Testing
11 29 (13.36%) ISEB
12 26 (11.98%) XML
13 25 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (10.60%) Migration
14 23 (10.60%) SQL
14 23 (10.60%) System Integration Testing
15 22 (10.14%) Oracle
15 22 (10.14%) Use Case
16 21 (9.68%) Software Testing
17 20 (9.22%) Test Scripting
18 18 (8.29%) Integration Testing
18 18 (8.29%) Incident Management
18 18 (8.29%) HP UFT
19 17 (7.83%) Regression Testing
19 17 (7.83%) UNIX
19 17 (7.83%) Selenium
19 17 (7.83%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
2 1 (0.46%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) MS Project
2 5 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS Office
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) VoIP
1 3 (1.38%) Firewall
2 2 (0.92%) PBX
2 2 (0.92%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.92%) DVB
3 1 (0.46%) LTE
3 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.46%) Broadband
3 1 (0.46%) 2G
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) SAN
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.92%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (8.29%) HP UFT
2 17 (7.83%) Selenium
3 13 (5.99%) JIRA
4 10 (4.61%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.30%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.84%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.46%) MSTest
8 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (21.20%) Finance
2 34 (15.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.61%) Billing
4 9 (4.15%) Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.38%) Electronics
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.98%) XML
2 15 (6.91%) .NET
3 4 (1.84%) SOAP
3 4 (1.84%) XML Messaging
3 4 (1.84%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.38%) HTML
4 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.38%) JSP
5 2 (0.92%) WCF
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.46%) Web Services
6 1 (0.46%) JSF
6 1 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.23%) Smart Meter
2 7 (3.23%) NHS
3 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.38%) DTV
4 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) IVR
5 2 (0.92%) STB
5 2 (0.92%) PKI
5 2 (0.92%) IPTV
5 2 (0.92%) W3C
5 2 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.92%) iSeries
6 1 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.46%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.46%) PMI
6 1 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.83%) UNIX
2 6 (2.76%) Windows
3 4 (1.84%) Windows NT
4 3 (1.38%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (54.84%) Test Management
2 78 (35.94%) Test Strategy
3 59 (27.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 51 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (13.82%) System Testing
6 25 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (10.60%) Migration
7 23 (10.60%) System Integration Testing
8 22 (10.14%) Use Case
9 21 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 20 (9.22%) Test Scripting
11 18 (8.29%) Integration Testing
11 18 (8.29%) Incident Management
12 17 (7.83%) TDD
12 17 (7.83%) Regression Testing
12 17 (7.83%) SDLC
13 16 (7.37%) ITIL
13 16 (7.37%) Waterfall
13 16 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 16 (7.37%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.60%) SQL
2 11 (5.07%) Java
3 6 (2.76%) C#
3 6 (2.76%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.30%) VBScript
5 3 (1.38%) VB
5 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.92%) C
6 2 (0.92%) RPG
6 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) VBA
7 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (26.73%) Security Cleared
2 56 (25.81%) ISTQB
3 53 (24.42%) SC Cleared
4 29 (13.36%) ISEB
5 17 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (3.23%) Degree
7 6 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.38%) MCITP
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.92%) PMP
11 1 (0.46%) MCSE
11 1 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.20%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) GxP
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) Nessus
2 1 (0.46%) Nmap
Vendors
1 34 (15.67%) HP
2 22 (10.14%) Oracle
3 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.15%) SAP
5 6 (2.76%) Cisco
6 5 (2.30%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.38%) VMware
9 2 (0.92%) Mitel
9 2 (0.92%) JDA
9 2 (0.92%) Avaya
9 2 (0.92%) Siebel
9 2 (0.92%) Remedy
9 2 (0.92%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.92%) Verint
10 1 (0.46%) Tableau
10 1 (0.46%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Citrix
10 1 (0.46%) BMC
10 1 (0.46%) Hyperion
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Reading
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Posted: 21 days ago