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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 144 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 118 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 1.22% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.34% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 59 48
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£410 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £454 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
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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
8841 8077 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.56% 91.36% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4729 4304 3263
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 457 576
Average hourly rate £17.40 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +3 35 £370 -7.50% 6
Surrey +24 24 £500 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -26 24 £425 - 6
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £406 +8.33% 1
West Sussex -32 7 £368 +13.07% 1
Oxfordshire -17 4 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 93 (44.50%) Test Management
2 72 (34.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (34.45%) Test Strategy
3 63 (30.14%) HP Quality Center
4 54 (25.84%) Finance
5 48 (22.97%) QA
6 44 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 36 (17.22%) Migration
7 36 (17.22%) HP
8 34 (16.27%) Telecoms
8 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
9 33 (15.79%) ISEB
10 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
10 30 (14.35%) Integration Testing
11 29 (13.88%) System Testing
11 29 (13.88%) Oracle
12 24 (11.48%) .NET
12 24 (11.48%) SQL
13 23 (11.00%) PRINCE2
13 23 (11.00%) Performance Testing
14 22 (10.53%) JIRA
14 22 (10.53%) Microsoft
15 21 (10.05%) Test Scripting
16 20 (9.57%) Regression Testing
16 20 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (9.09%) Project Management
17 19 (9.09%) Software Testing
18 18 (8.61%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.44%) JBoss
2 3 (1.44%) Lync
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) GroupWise
3 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.44%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Agresso
4 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
1 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (3.83%) Firewall
1 8 (3.83%) MPLS
1 8 (3.83%) BGP
2 4 (1.91%) SAN
3 3 (1.44%) PBX
3 3 (1.44%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.96%) 3G
4 2 (0.96%) SS7
4 2 (0.96%) ISUP
5 1 (0.48%) ATM
5 1 (0.48%) Broadband
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) SMS
5 1 (0.48%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.48%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.44%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (10.53%) JIRA
2 15 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (6.22%) Selenium
4 6 (2.87%) WebDriver
4 6 (2.87%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.91%) JMeter
6 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.96%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (25.84%) Finance
2 34 (16.27%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.78%) Banking
4 6 (2.87%) Retail
4 6 (2.87%) Billing
5 3 (1.44%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.48%) .NET
2 9 (4.31%) XML
2 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.83%) JSP
3 8 (3.83%) HTML
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.48%) CGI
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) WCF
5 1 (0.48%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.26%) Smart Meter
2 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.39%) NHS
5 3 (1.44%) IVR
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.48%) PMI
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) APACS
7 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.48%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.48%) EPoS
7 1 (0.48%) EMV
7 1 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.48%) EFT
7 1 (0.48%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.48%) PKI
7 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.31%) UNIX
2 8 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (3.83%) Linux
3 5 (2.39%) Windows
4 4 (1.91%) Windows NT
5 3 (1.44%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (44.50%) Test Management
2 72 (34.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (34.45%) Test Strategy
3 36 (17.22%) Migration
4 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (14.35%) Integration Testing
6 29 (13.88%) System Testing
7 23 (11.00%) PRINCE2
7 23 (11.00%) Performance Testing
8 21 (10.05%) Test Scripting
9 20 (9.57%) Regression Testing
9 20 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (9.09%) Project Management
10 19 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 16 (7.66%) ITIL
11 16 (7.66%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.66%) Waterfall
12 13 (6.22%) Release Management
13 10 (4.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (4.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.48%) SQL
2 8 (3.83%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.35%) Java
3 7 (3.35%) C#
4 4 (1.91%) VBA
4 4 (1.91%) C
4 4 (1.91%) VBScript
5 3 (1.44%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) RPG
Qualifications
1 44 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
3 33 (15.79%) ISEB
4 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (6.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (4.78%) PMI Certification
9 9 (4.31%) PMP
9 9 (4.31%) Degree
10 7 (3.35%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (1.91%) MCITP
11 4 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.96%) VCP4
13 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.97%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 63 (30.14%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.83%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (17.22%) HP
2 29 (13.88%) Oracle
3 22 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 18 (8.61%) Cisco
5 9 (4.31%) SAP
6 8 (3.83%) F5
6 8 (3.83%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.87%) Citrix
8 4 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.91%) Adobe
8 4 (1.91%) Marketo
9 3 (1.44%) Informatica
9 3 (1.44%) Avaya
9 3 (1.44%) Mitel
9 3 (1.44%) Aprimo
9 3 (1.44%) Verint
10 2 (0.96%) VocaLink
10 2 (0.96%) VeriFone
10 2 (0.96%) RedPrairie
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