The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 87 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 58 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.85% 1.21% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.31% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 25
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£423 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £303 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £438
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2943 2287 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.00% 92.29% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1410 1395
Average daily rate £381 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 167 200
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the South West region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the South West region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire +7 23 £410 +36.50% 1
Gloucestershire -8 12 £525 +8.24% 4
Dorset 0 11 £450 - 1
Bristol -12 10 £500 +3.09% 9
Somerset - 2 - - 2
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 49 (57.65%) Test Management
2 36 (42.35%) Finance
3 24 (28.24%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 18 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (21.18%) ISTQB
6 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 15 (17.65%) ISEB
7 13 (15.29%) QA
7 13 (15.29%) Banking
7 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
8 12 (14.12%) SAP
9 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
9 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
10 10 (11.76%) LoadRunner
11 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (8.24%) Migration
12 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (7.06%) System Testing
13 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
13 6 (7.06%) Windows
13 6 (7.06%) ERP
14 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
14 5 (5.88%) HP
14 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
14 5 (5.88%) Project Management
14 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
14 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
14 5 (5.88%) General Ledger

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (2.35%) Lync
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.18%) Agresso
1 1 (1.18%) Findur
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.18%) assyst
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (4.71%) Network Security
2 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) LTE
3 2 (2.35%) GGSN
3 2 (2.35%) SGSN
3 2 (2.35%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.35%) UMTS
4 1 (1.18%) WAN
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.35%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 36 (42.35%) Finance
2 13 (15.29%) Banking
3 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) General Ledger
5 3 (3.53%) Billing
6 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.18%) Equities
4 1 (1.18%) Derivative
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.35%) UNIX
2 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Test Management
2 20 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 18 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.24%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.06%) ERP
7 6 (7.06%) System Testing
8 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.88%) Project Management
8 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Security Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Analytics
10 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) ISTQB
2 15 (17.65%) ISEB
3 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.71%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.53%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.18%) HND
9 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (28.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) SAP
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (3.53%) VMware
4 3 (3.53%) Murex
5 2 (2.35%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.35%) Dell
5 2 (2.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) Juniper
6 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.18%) NetApp
6 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.18%) F5
6 1 (1.18%) Splunk
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