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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 149 163 132
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 94 86 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.98% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.06% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 63
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£395 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Buckinghamshire +11 29 £375 +17.18% 4
Berkshire +12 24 £363 -18.99% 5
Hampshire -2 24 £450 +4.65% 7
Surrey -6 8 £550 +10.00%
West Sussex -2 4 £290 -42.00% 2
Oxfordshire -4 1 £350 -
Kent -8 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (32.62%) Oracle
2 59 (31.55%) Security Cleared
3 57 (30.48%) SC Cleared
4 55 (29.41%) Test Management
5 52 (27.81%) .NET
6 48 (25.67%) HP
6 48 (25.67%) ISTQB
7 47 (25.13%) Test Strategy
8 45 (24.06%) Finance
9 39 (20.86%) C#
10 36 (19.25%) SQL
11 34 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 34 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 33 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
13 32 (17.11%) VB
13 32 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (16.04%) Test Automation
15 24 (12.83%) HP Quality Center
16 23 (12.30%) QA
16 23 (12.30%) CRM
17 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
18 20 (10.70%) ASP.NET
18 20 (10.70%) JSP
18 20 (10.70%) HTML
18 20 (10.70%) Java
18 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
18 20 (10.70%) Telecoms
19 19 (10.16%) UNIX
20 18 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (9.09%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (4.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.21%) IIS
2 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Lync
4 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Project
2 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (3.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.07%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.53%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.53%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.95%) SAN
2 4 (2.14%) LTE
2 4 (2.14%) GGSN
2 4 (2.14%) SGSN
3 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.60%) DNS
4 2 (1.07%) 3G
4 2 (1.07%) MPLS
4 2 (1.07%) Firewall
4 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.07%) HTTP
4 2 (1.07%) VoIP
4 2 (1.07%) 4G
4 2 (1.07%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.07%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.07%) MGW
4 2 (1.07%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.53%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.53%) HSPA
5 1 (0.53%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.95%) Oracle Reports
1 13 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.07%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) DB2
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 33 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (6.42%) Selenium
3 9 (4.81%) LoadRunner
4 8 (4.28%) JMeter
4 8 (4.28%) WebDriver
5 7 (3.74%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.74%) TestDirector
6 5 (2.67%) JIRA
7 1 (0.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.53%) Subversion
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
General
1 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 20 (10.70%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.67%) Retail
3 5 (2.67%) Billing
4 4 (2.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Electronics
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.81%) .NET
2 20 (10.70%) ASP.NET
2 20 (10.70%) JSP
2 20 (10.70%) HTML
3 13 (6.95%) XML
4 8 (4.28%) SOAP
4 8 (4.28%) Web Services
4 8 (4.28%) Middleware
5 4 (2.14%) OLE
6 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.53%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.60%) iSeries
2 3 (1.60%) Smart Meter
2 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.60%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (1.60%) AS400
3 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.07%) User Experience
4 1 (0.53%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.53%) New Media
4 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.53%) DTV
4 1 (0.53%) EPoS
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.16%) UNIX
2 17 (9.09%) Windows
3 7 (3.74%) Windows NT
4 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.07%) Linux
5 2 (1.07%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.41%) Test Management
2 47 (25.13%) Test Strategy
3 34 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 32 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (16.04%) Test Automation
6 23 (12.30%) CRM
7 18 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (8.02%) Migration
8 15 (8.02%) Functional Testing
9 13 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.42%) Knowledge Management
10 12 (6.42%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.88%) Scrum
12 10 (5.35%) Project Management
12 10 (5.35%) Software Testing
13 9 (4.81%) Line Management
13 9 (4.81%) SOA
14 8 (4.28%) ITIL
14 8 (4.28%) BDD
14 8 (4.28%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.86%) C#
2 36 (19.25%) SQL
3 32 (17.11%) VB
4 20 (10.70%) Java
4 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.74%) VBScript
5 7 (3.74%) RPG
6 2 (1.07%) C
6 2 (1.07%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (31.55%) Security Cleared
2 57 (30.48%) SC Cleared
3 48 (25.67%) ISTQB
4 34 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (7.49%) ISEB
6 13 (6.95%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.95%) CCNA
7 11 (5.88%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.74%) Degree
9 6 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (3.21%) PMP
9 6 (3.21%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (3.21%) MCITP
10 4 (2.14%) CCNP
11 3 (1.60%) MCSE
11 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.07%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.30%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (12.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (32.62%) Oracle
2 48 (25.67%) HP
3 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.21%) Cisco
4 6 (3.21%) SAP
5 5 (2.67%) IBM
6 3 (1.60%) Citrix
6 3 (1.60%) CA
7 2 (1.07%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.07%) VMware
8 1 (0.53%) Agilent
8 1 (0.53%) Verint
8 1 (0.53%) BMC
8 1 (0.53%) Dell
8 1 (0.53%) Remedy
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
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