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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 166 149 173
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 105 94 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.02% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.12% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 36
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £246 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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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
8768 8425 7847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.28% 91.79% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5222 4592 4097
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 403 523
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Buckinghamshire +10 29 £430 +38.70%
Surrey +19 27 £450 +15.38% 1
Berkshire -12 19 £388 -4.32% 2
Hampshire -31 16 £375 -16.66% 2
West Sussex -5 6 £350 +20.68%
East Sussex -5 4 £275 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £375 -
Kent -3 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -18 1 £400 -11.30%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 105 (54.40%) Test Management
2 69 (35.75%) Test Strategy
3 54 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (27.46%) Security Cleared
5 52 (26.94%) ISTQB
6 49 (25.39%) SC Cleared
7 48 (24.87%) HP Quality Center
8 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (19.69%) Finance
10 34 (17.62%) QA
11 33 (17.10%) HP
12 28 (14.51%) ISEB
12 28 (14.51%) Telecoms
13 25 (12.95%) System Testing
14 23 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (11.92%) Software Testing
14 23 (11.92%) XML
15 21 (10.88%) Oracle
16 20 (10.36%) SQL
17 19 (9.84%) Use Case
18 18 (9.33%) TDD
19 17 (8.81%) Migration
19 17 (8.81%) Test Planning
19 17 (8.81%) System Integration Testing
20 16 (8.29%) Incident Management
20 16 (8.29%) UNIX
21 15 (7.77%) Test Automation
22 14 (7.25%) Selenium
22 14 (7.25%) HP UFT
23 13 (6.74%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (3.11%) MS Project
2 4 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.55%) MS Office
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) VoIP
1 3 (1.55%) Firewall
2 2 (1.04%) DVB
3 1 (0.52%) ISUP
3 1 (0.52%) INAP
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) 3G
3 1 (0.52%) 2G
3 1 (0.52%) LTE
3 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.04%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.25%) HP UFT
1 14 (7.25%) Selenium
2 11 (5.70%) WebDriver
3 6 (3.11%) JIRA
4 4 (2.07%) LoadRunner
4 4 (2.07%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.04%) JMeter
6 1 (0.52%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) JUnit
6 1 (0.52%) TestNG
6 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.52%) MSTest
6 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
General
1 38 (19.69%) Finance
2 28 (14.51%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.63%) Billing
5 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.92%) XML
2 13 (6.74%) .NET
3 4 (2.07%) SOAP
3 4 (2.07%) XML Messaging
3 4 (2.07%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.55%) HTML
4 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.55%) JSP
5 2 (1.04%) WCF
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.52%) JSF
6 1 (0.52%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.11%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.59%) NHS
4 4 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.55%) DTV
6 2 (1.04%) iSeries
6 2 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.04%) W3C
6 2 (1.04%) STB
6 2 (1.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.04%) IPTV
7 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.29%) UNIX
2 7 (3.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.07%) Windows NT
3 4 (2.07%) Android
4 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (54.40%) Test Management
2 69 (35.75%) Test Strategy
3 54 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (12.95%) System Testing
6 23 (11.92%) Software Testing
6 23 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.84%) Use Case
8 18 (9.33%) TDD
9 17 (8.81%) Migration
9 17 (8.81%) Test Planning
9 17 (8.81%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (8.29%) Incident Management
11 15 (7.77%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.74%) Waterfall
12 13 (6.74%) Test Scripting
12 13 (6.74%) Performance Testing
12 13 (6.74%) ITIL
13 12 (6.22%) Scrum
13 12 (6.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.36%) SQL
2 13 (6.74%) Java
3 6 (3.11%) C#
3 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.59%) VBScript
5 3 (1.55%) VB
5 3 (1.55%) C
5 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.04%) RPG
6 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (27.46%) Security Cleared
2 52 (26.94%) ISTQB
3 49 (25.39%) SC Cleared
4 28 (14.51%) ISEB
5 13 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.07%) Degree
7 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.04%) MCITP
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.52%) MCSE
9 1 (0.52%) CCNA
9 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.62%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) GxP
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (24.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) Nessus
2 1 (0.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (17.10%) HP
2 21 (10.88%) Oracle
3 7 (3.63%) SAP
3 7 (3.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.59%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.55%) Remedy
5 3 (1.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.04%) RedPrairie
6 2 (1.04%) JDA
6 2 (1.04%) BMC
6 2 (1.04%) Siebel
7 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.52%) Tableau
7 1 (0.52%) Northgate
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.52%) Ceridian
7 1 (0.52%) Coverity