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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 196 192 169
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 73 61 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.67% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.71% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 25
Median daily rate £413 £418 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
8637 8569 8451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.07% 94.67% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5242 4813 4603
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 £245 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 407 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Hampshire +12 16 £380 -5.00% 4
Berkshire +4 13 £430 -1.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £413 +4.43% 2
West Sussex -18 10 £300 -21.05%
Oxfordshire +10 6 £439 +3.23% 1
Surrey -16 6 £444 -11.25% 2
Middlesex -3 2 £494 -
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 68 (42.24%) Test Management
2 45 (27.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 34 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (19.88%) Finance
5 32 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.25%) Security Cleared
7 29 (18.01%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (18.01%) QA
8 27 (16.77%) HP
9 26 (16.15%) ISEB
9 26 (16.15%) SC Cleared
9 26 (16.15%) Defect Management
10 25 (15.53%) Integration Testing
11 23 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 21 (13.04%) SAP
13 20 (12.42%) XML
14 19 (11.80%) Telecoms
14 19 (11.80%) Test Scripting
15 18 (11.18%) System Integration Testing
16 17 (10.56%) SQL
17 15 (9.32%) Migration
17 15 (9.32%) Mentoring
18 14 (8.70%) SDLC
19 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
19 13 (8.07%) Performance Testing
19 13 (8.07%) JIRA
19 13 (8.07%) ISEB Practitioner
19 13 (8.07%) Software 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 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.24%) CMS
2 2 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.62%) Confluence
3 1 (0.62%) JBoss
3 1 (0.62%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.86%) MS Project
4 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.62%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.62%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.62%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) SaaS
1 3 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) ZigBee
2 3 (1.86%) LAN
3 2 (1.24%) VoIP
3 2 (1.24%) WLAN
4 1 (0.62%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (0.62%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.62%) VoWiFi
4 1 (0.62%) WAN
4 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.62%) DB2
3 1 (0.62%) Essbase
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (8.07%) JIRA
2 9 (5.59%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.86%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.86%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.24%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.24%) JMeter
5 2 (1.24%) LoadUI
5 2 (1.24%) Selenium
5 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.62%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.62%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.62%) Testopia
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 19 (11.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.59%) Banking
4 7 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (2.48%) Law
6 3 (1.86%) Billing
6 3 (1.86%) Electronics
6 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Automotive
7 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.42%) XML
2 9 (5.59%) Web Services
3 7 (4.35%) SOAP
4 4 (2.48%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.24%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.62%) .NET
6 1 (0.62%) CGI
6 1 (0.62%) Google Closure
6 1 (0.62%) Qt
6 1 (0.62%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.62%) WSDL
6 1 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Smart Meter
2 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.62%) CCTV
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.62%) NHS
5 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Windows
2 9 (5.59%) Unix
3 4 (2.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.24%) Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.24%) Test Management
2 45 (27.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 34 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (16.15%) Defect Management
7 25 (15.53%) Integration Testing
8 19 (11.80%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.18%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (9.32%) Mentoring
10 15 (9.32%) Migration
11 14 (8.70%) SDLC
12 13 (8.07%) Performance Testing
12 13 (8.07%) Software Testing
12 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.45%) Test Planning
14 10 (6.21%) Release Management
15 9 (5.59%) CRM
15 9 (5.59%) Functional Testing
15 9 (5.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.56%) SQL
2 4 (2.48%) C#
3 3 (1.86%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (0.62%) Groovy
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) PHP
4 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.15%) ISEB
2 26 (16.15%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.07%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (4.97%) Degree
5 8 (4.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CCNA
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) HND
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.01%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (18.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.24%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) HP
2 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.04%) SAP
4 13 (8.07%) Oracle
5 5 (3.11%) VMware
6 4 (2.48%) Cisco
7 3 (1.86%) webMethods
8 2 (1.24%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.24%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.62%) Compaq
9 1 (0.62%) Infor
9 1 (0.62%) Informatica
9 1 (0.62%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.62%) Pega
9 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.62%) Rally
9 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.62%) Temenos
9 1 (0.62%) Terracotta