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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / South East
Rank 183 174 166
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 50 82 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.04% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 57
Median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
6771 7870 8682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.24% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3911 4624 4712
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 412 423
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.02 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire 0 15 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £500 +15.27%
Surrey +11 7 £425 -18.07% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex +3 5 £288 -12.87%
East Sussex - 4 £438 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 37 (34.26%) Test Management
2 35 (32.41%) Test Strategy
3 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.30%) Defect Management
5 21 (19.44%) Migration
6 19 (17.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 15 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (13.89%) Test Planning
9 14 (12.96%) HP
10 13 (12.04%) Finance
10 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 12 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.11%) Scrum
11 12 (11.11%) ERP
11 12 (11.11%) Oracle
12 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
12 10 (9.26%) ISEB
12 10 (9.26%) ISTQB
12 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
12 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (8.33%) JIRA
13 9 (8.33%) Selenium
13 9 (8.33%) QA
13 9 (8.33%) Linux
13 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.41%) Project Management

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 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.85%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) LAN
1 2 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) MVNO
2 1 (0.93%) Skype
2 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) JIRA
1 9 (8.33%) Selenium
2 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.78%) MSI
5 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.85%) MSTest
5 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (0.93%) Flash
3 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.70%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) CCTV
4 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) PMI
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 4 (3.70%) Android
3 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.78%) Solaris
4 3 (2.78%) Unix
5 2 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.26%) Test Management
2 35 (32.41%) Test Strategy
3 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.30%) Defect Management
5 21 (19.44%) Migration
6 19 (17.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 15 (13.89%) Test Planning
9 13 (12.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.11%) ERP
10 12 (11.11%) Scrum
10 12 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Project Management
13 7 (6.48%) Software Testing
14 6 (5.56%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) C
1 3 (2.78%) C#
1 3 (2.78%) Java
2 2 (1.85%) SQL
2 2 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) ISEB
1 10 (9.26%) ISTQB
1 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.93%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) HP
2 12 (11.11%) Oracle
3 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.63%) SAP
5 4 (3.70%) Capita
5 4 (3.70%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Workday
7 1 (0.93%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.93%) Ariba
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.93%) Huawei
7 1 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.93%) Virgin Media