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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 155 157 140
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 94 75 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £306 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £545 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +20 28 £369 -32.33% 3
Hampshire -1 28 £438 +0.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 24 £400 +25.00% 3
Surrey -7 6 £408 -15.32% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £401 +6.80%
West Sussex -5 2 £290 -42.00% 3
East Sussex -7 2 - -
Kent -8 2 £375 +23.96%
M4 Corridor - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 62 (35.23%) Security Cleared
2 60 (34.09%) SC Cleared
2 60 (34.09%) Oracle
3 51 (28.98%) .NET
4 50 (28.41%) ISTQB
5 49 (27.84%) Test Management
6 48 (27.27%) HP
7 42 (23.86%) Finance
7 42 (23.86%) Test Strategy
8 40 (22.73%) C#
9 37 (21.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 33 (18.75%) VB
10 33 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
11 31 (17.61%) Test Scripting
12 30 (17.05%) SQL
13 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
14 23 (13.07%) CRM
15 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET
15 22 (12.50%) JSP
15 22 (12.50%) HTML
15 22 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 20 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (10.80%) QA
17 19 (10.80%) Java
17 19 (10.80%) UNIX
18 18 (10.23%) Windows
18 18 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (8.52%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (8.52%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) MS Project
2 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.57%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) SAN
2 4 (2.27%) GGSN
2 4 (2.27%) SGSN
2 4 (2.27%) LTE
3 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.70%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) 3G
4 2 (1.14%) MPLS
4 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.14%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.14%) 4G
4 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.14%) MGW
5 1 (0.57%) xDSL
5 1 (0.57%) HSPA
5 1 (0.57%) MVNO
5 1 (0.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.52%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.14%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (6.82%) Selenium
3 8 (4.55%) JMeter
3 8 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 8 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 5 (2.84%) JIRA
4 5 (2.84%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Ant
5 1 (0.57%) JUnit
5 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
General
1 42 (23.86%) Finance
2 15 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.41%) Retail
3 6 (3.41%) Billing
4 2 (1.14%) Legal
4 2 (1.14%) Electronics
4 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (28.98%) .NET
2 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 22 (12.50%) JSP
2 22 (12.50%) HTML
3 12 (6.82%) XML
4 9 (5.11%) SOAP
4 9 (5.11%) Web Services
4 9 (5.11%) Middleware
5 4 (2.27%) OLE
6 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.70%) iSeries
1 3 (1.70%) Smart Meter
1 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
1 3 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
1 3 (1.70%) AS400
2 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.57%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.57%) New Media
3 1 (0.57%) DTV
3 1 (0.57%) EPoS
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.80%) UNIX
2 18 (10.23%) Windows
3 7 (3.98%) Windows NT
4 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.70%) Linux
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.84%) Test Management
2 42 (23.86%) Test Strategy
3 31 (17.61%) Test Scripting
4 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
5 23 (13.07%) CRM
6 18 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.95%) Knowledge Management
7 14 (7.95%) Functional Testing
8 13 (7.39%) Migration
9 11 (6.25%) Scrum
10 10 (5.68%) Project Management
10 10 (5.68%) SOA
10 10 (5.68%) Waterfall
10 10 (5.68%) Software Testing
10 10 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.55%) TDD
11 8 (4.55%) Automated Testing
11 8 (4.55%) BDD
12 7 (3.98%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.73%) C#
2 33 (18.75%) VB
3 30 (17.05%) SQL
4 22 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.80%) Java
6 7 (3.98%) VBScript
7 6 (3.41%) RPG
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (35.23%) Security Cleared
2 60 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 50 (28.41%) ISTQB
4 37 (21.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (7.95%) ISEB
6 13 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (7.39%) CCNA
7 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.98%) Degree
9 6 (3.41%) MCITP
10 5 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.27%) CCNP
11 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.27%) PMP
11 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.70%) MCSE
12 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.80%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (34.09%) Oracle
2 48 (27.27%) HP
3 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.98%) SAP
5 5 (2.84%) IBM
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco
7 3 (1.70%) Citrix
7 3 (1.70%) CA
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
8 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.14%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Verint
9 1 (0.57%) Agilent
9 1 (0.57%) Dell
9 1 (0.57%) BMC
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
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