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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 216 167 157
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 51 110 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.19% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 66 52
Median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £349 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £464 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.00%
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
8239 9282 8817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.99% 94.82% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4982 5593 4875
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 £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 427 432
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +7 21 £350 -9.67%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Hampshire -9 7 £390 +4.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £508 -
East Sussex +8 2 £425 +62.05%
Middlesex 0 2 £450 +20.00%
Surrey -27 2 £465 +3.33%
Kent +7 1 £425 +6.25% 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 25 August 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 56 (43.08%) Test Management
2 37 (28.46%) Test Strategy
3 34 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (20.00%) Finance
6 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (16.92%) System Integration Testing
8 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
9 19 (14.62%) ISEB
10 17 (13.08%) SAP
10 17 (13.08%) Migration
10 17 (13.08%) Defect Management
10 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (12.31%) HP
12 14 (10.77%) ISTQB
13 13 (10.00%) QA
13 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.46%) SQL
14 11 (8.46%) Scrum
14 11 (8.46%) Software Testing
14 11 (8.46%) Automation Testing
14 11 (8.46%) Selenium
14 11 (8.46%) Test Scripting
15 10 (7.69%) Test Planning
15 10 (7.69%) Oracle
16 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
16 9 (6.92%) CRM
16 9 (6.92%) Retail
16 9 (6.92%) Functional Testing
16 9 (6.92%) Waterfall

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 2 (1.54%) CMS
1 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle iStore
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.77%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.77%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.31%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) LAN
1 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.54%) VoIP
1 2 (1.54%) WLAN
2 1 (0.77%) Firewall
2 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Selenium
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.54%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.54%) MSTest
5 2 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.77%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.77%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.77%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.77%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.77%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.77%) Testopia
General
1 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Retail
3 8 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
7 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) XML
2 5 (3.85%) .NET
3 4 (3.08%) Ajax
4 2 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.77%) Flash
5 1 (0.77%) Qt
5 1 (0.77%) REST
5 1 (0.77%) SOAP
5 1 (0.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.77%) CCTV
4 1 (0.77%) NHS
4 1 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Windows
2 5 (3.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.31%) Android
3 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.31%) Unix
3 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.08%) Test Management
2 37 (28.46%) Test Strategy
3 34 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (16.92%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Defect Management
8 17 (13.08%) Migration
9 11 (8.46%) Automation Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Scrum
9 11 (8.46%) Software Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 9 (6.92%) CRM
11 9 (6.92%) Functional Testing
11 9 (6.92%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.15%) ERP
12 8 (6.15%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (6.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.46%) SQL
2 6 (4.62%) Java
3 3 (2.31%) VBScript
4 1 (0.77%) C
4 1 (0.77%) C#
4 1 (0.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) ISEB
2 14 (10.77%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.31%) Degree
7 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) SAP
2 16 (12.31%) HP
3 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.69%) Oracle
5 6 (4.62%) IBM
6 4 (3.08%) Cisco
6 4 (3.08%) VMware
7 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.54%) NetSuite
7 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.54%) webMethods
8 1 (0.77%) Infor
8 1 (0.77%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.77%) JDA
8 1 (0.77%) Pega
8 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.77%) Rally
8 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.77%) Siebel
8 1 (0.77%) Temenos