The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 220 158 154
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 42 106 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 1.11% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 1.17% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 42
Median daily rate £388 £428 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £497 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.71% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 14 £363 -9.37% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £400 -6.97% 2
Hampshire -8 5 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire +12 4 £575 +35.29% 1
West Sussex -12 4 £325 -14.47% 1
Middlesex -7 2 £450 +20.00%
Surrey -28 2 £409 -9.16% 1
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 53 (41.09%) Test Management
2 33 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (25.58%) Test Strategy
3 31 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (21.71%) Finance
5 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (16.28%) System Integration Testing
6 21 (16.28%) Integration Testing
7 19 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (14.73%) HP
7 19 (14.73%) ISEB
8 18 (13.95%) Defect Management
9 16 (12.40%) SAP
10 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
11 14 (10.85%) Test Scripting
11 14 (10.85%) Migration
12 13 (10.08%) SQL
12 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
13 12 (9.30%) ISTQB
13 12 (9.30%) Automation Testing
13 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.53%) Test Planning
14 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
14 11 (8.53%) QA
15 10 (7.75%) Oracle
15 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
16 9 (6.98%) XML
16 9 (6.98%) Software Testing
16 9 (6.98%) System Testing
16 9 (6.98%) Functional Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.55%) CMS
1 2 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.78%) Confluence
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.78%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.78%) Temenos Globus
2 1 (0.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) LAN
1 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.55%) VoIP
1 2 (1.55%) WLAN
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.78%) DB2
2 1 (0.78%) Essbase
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Selenium
2 5 (3.88%) JIRA
3 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.55%) JMeter
5 2 (1.55%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.78%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.78%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.78%) Testopia
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.20%) Banking
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Automotive
5 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) XML
2 4 (3.10%) Web Services
3 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 3 (2.33%) Ajax
3 3 (2.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.78%) Flash
4 1 (0.78%) Qt
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) SOAP
4 1 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
2 2 (1.55%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.78%) CCTV
3 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Windows
2 3 (2.33%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Unix
2 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.09%) Test Management
2 33 (25.58%) Test Strategy
2 33 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (16.28%) Integration Testing
5 21 (16.28%) System Integration Testing
6 18 (13.95%) Defect Management
7 14 (10.85%) Migration
7 14 (10.85%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.30%) Automation Testing
9 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
9 11 (8.53%) Test Planning
10 9 (6.98%) Functional Testing
10 9 (6.98%) SDLC
10 9 (6.98%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.98%) System Testing
11 8 (6.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (6.20%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) SQL
2 6 (4.65%) Java
3 2 (1.55%) VBScript
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (0.78%) Groovy
4 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
4 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) ISEB
2 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.30%) ISTQB
5 8 (6.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.10%) Degree
8 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) HND
9 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (14.73%) HP
2 16 (12.40%) SAP
3 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.75%) Oracle
5 5 (3.88%) IBM
5 5 (3.88%) VMware
6 4 (3.10%) Cisco
7 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.55%) NetSuite
7 2 (1.55%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.55%) webMethods
8 1 (0.78%) Infor
8 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.78%) JDA
8 1 (0.78%) Northgate
8 1 (0.78%) Pega
8 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.78%) Rally
8 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) Temenos
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