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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 157 159 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 98 74 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.88% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.96% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 49
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£405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
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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
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +16 34 £350 -18.12% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £388 -2.51%
Hampshire -23 17 £400 -5.88% 2
Surrey +3 12 £450 +14.28% 1
West Sussex -11 7 £368 +17.60% 1
Oxfordshire -16 4 £488 +39.28%
East Sussex - - - - 1
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 85 (42.93%) Test Management
2 71 (35.86%) Test Strategy
3 65 (32.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 61 (30.81%) Finance
5 55 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 46 (23.23%) QA
7 39 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (19.19%) HP
9 36 (18.18%) ISTQB
10 34 (17.17%) .NET
10 34 (17.17%) Telecoms
11 33 (16.67%) Oracle
12 31 (15.66%) Migration
13 30 (15.15%) Integration Testing
14 29 (14.65%) ISEB
15 28 (14.14%) SQL
16 27 (13.64%) Security Cleared
17 26 (13.13%) Test Automation
17 26 (13.13%) Test Scripting
18 24 (12.12%) SC Cleared
18 24 (12.12%) PRINCE2
19 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
19 22 (11.11%) Performance Testing
20 21 (10.61%) System Testing
20 21 (10.61%) Cisco
20 21 (10.61%) QuickTest Pro
21 20 (10.10%) JIRA
21 20 (10.10%) Selenium
22 19 (9.60%) Waterfall
22 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) Lync
3 2 (1.01%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.52%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Agresso
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.55%) Firewall
1 9 (4.55%) MPLS
2 8 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (4.04%) BGP
3 4 (2.02%) SAN
4 3 (1.52%) PBX
4 3 (1.52%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.01%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (1.01%) GGSN
5 2 (1.01%) SGSN
5 2 (1.01%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.01%) 4G
5 2 (1.01%) 3G
5 2 (1.01%) ISUP
5 2 (1.01%) SS7
6 1 (0.51%) SCCP
6 1 (0.51%) INAP
6 1 (0.51%) 2G
6 1 (0.51%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.52%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (10.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (10.10%) JIRA
2 20 (10.10%) Selenium
3 11 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 10 (5.05%) JMeter
5 6 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.02%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (30.81%) Finance
2 34 (17.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.02%) Billing
5 4 (2.02%) Marketing
6 3 (1.52%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) .NET
2 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.55%) JSP
3 9 (4.55%) HTML
4 6 (3.03%) XML
5 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.51%) OLE
7 1 (0.51%) SOAP
7 1 (0.51%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.02%) NHS
3 4 (2.02%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.52%) IVR
4 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.51%) DTV
5 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.51%) EPoS
5 1 (0.51%) EMV
5 1 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.51%) EFT
5 1 (0.51%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.51%) APACS
5 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.56%) UNIX
2 9 (4.55%) Windows
2 9 (4.55%) Linux
3 8 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.04%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (42.93%) Test Management
2 71 (35.86%) Test Strategy
3 65 (32.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (15.66%) Migration
6 30 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 26 (13.13%) Test Automation
7 26 (13.13%) Test Scripting
8 24 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 22 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 21 (10.61%) System Testing
11 19 (9.60%) Waterfall
12 18 (9.09%) Project Management
12 18 (9.09%) Software Testing
13 15 (7.58%) Regression Testing
13 15 (7.58%) ITIL
14 14 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (6.57%) Release Management
16 12 (6.06%) Line Management
17 11 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.14%) SQL
2 15 (7.58%) C#
3 12 (6.06%) Java
4 9 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.04%) VBScript
6 6 (3.03%) VB
7 5 (2.53%) C
8 4 (2.02%) VBA
9 3 (1.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 36 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 29 (14.65%) ISEB
3 27 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (9.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (7.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (5.56%) PMP
7 11 (5.56%) PMI Certification
8 8 (4.04%) Degree
9 7 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.02%) MCITP
11 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.51%) CCNA
13 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.23%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (19.19%) HP
2 33 (16.67%) Oracle
3 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.61%) Cisco
5 9 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.04%) F5
6 8 (4.04%) SAP
6 8 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.03%) Citrix
8 4 (2.02%) Verint
8 4 (2.02%) Marketo
8 4 (2.02%) Adobe
8 4 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.52%) Informatica
9 3 (1.52%) Avaya
9 3 (1.52%) Mitel
9 3 (1.52%) Aprimo
10 2 (1.01%) VeriFone
10 2 (1.01%) VocaLink
11 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
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