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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 188 191 168
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 62 76 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.78% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.82% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 58
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £342 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £395
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.32%
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
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +20 28 £350 -6.66% 1
Hampshire +10 13 £395 -4.24% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £450 +13.92%
Middlesex +1 2 £450 +20.00%
Surrey -9 2 £475 +5.55% 1
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Kent +5 1 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire - 1 £440 - 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 26 September 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 49 (43.36%) Test Management
2 36 (31.86%) Test Strategy
3 31 (27.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (22.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (19.47%) Integration Testing
7 20 (17.70%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (16.81%) Finance
9 16 (14.16%) Migration
9 16 (14.16%) Defect Management
10 14 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (12.39%) Scrum
11 13 (11.50%) Oracle
11 13 (11.50%) ISEB
12 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
12 12 (10.62%) Selenium
12 12 (10.62%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.73%) QA
13 11 (9.73%) ISTQB
13 11 (9.73%) ERP
14 10 (8.85%) HP
14 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
14 10 (8.85%) Automation Testing
14 10 (8.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.96%) SAP
15 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
16 8 (7.08%) Linux
16 8 (7.08%) Regression Testing
16 8 (7.08%) JIRA
16 8 (7.08%) Banking

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 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.77%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.88%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle iStore
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.88%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.88%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) Skype
2 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Selenium
2 8 (7.08%) JIRA
3 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.77%) MSTest
5 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.88%) TestComplete
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) Ajax
3 3 (2.65%) XML
4 2 (1.77%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) Flash
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) CCTV
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Android
3 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.77%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Test Management
2 36 (31.86%) Test Strategy
3 31 (27.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (22.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (19.47%) Integration Testing
7 20 (17.70%) System Integration Testing
8 16 (14.16%) Defect Management
8 16 (14.16%) Migration
9 14 (12.39%) Scrum
10 12 (10.62%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.73%) ERP
12 10 (8.85%) Automation Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
13 8 (7.08%) Functional Testing
13 8 (7.08%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (7.08%) Regression Testing
14 7 (6.19%) CRM
14 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.31%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) Java
3 3 (2.65%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) ISEB
2 11 (9.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.85%) HP
4 9 (7.96%) SAP
5 6 (5.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Capita
6 2 (1.77%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Infor
7 1 (0.88%) JDA
7 1 (0.88%) Northgate
7 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) Siebel
7 1 (0.88%) Temenos
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods
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