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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 92 109 80
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 58 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 0.98% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.05% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 21
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£409 £418 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £352 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £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 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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 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
Wiltshire +8 23 £365 -14.36%
Gloucestershire +6 14 £438 +15.13%
Dorset - 10 £400 - 1
Bristol -4 8 £405 -2.40% 3
Devon - 2 £475 -
Somerset - 1 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (40.70%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.42%) Finance
3 20 (23.26%) Test Management
4 18 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (20.93%) Test Strategy
5 17 (19.77%) DV Cleared
6 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
7 15 (17.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (17.44%) Test Planning
8 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 12 (13.95%) ISEB
9 11 (12.79%) SQL
9 11 (12.79%) Migration
9 11 (12.79%) LoadRunner
10 10 (11.63%) Software Testing
10 10 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (10.47%) Banking
12 8 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
12 8 (9.30%) Selenium
12 8 (9.30%) Java
12 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.14%) Python
13 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
13 7 (8.14%) C++
13 7 (8.14%) HTML
13 7 (8.14%) XML
13 7 (8.14%) Project Management
13 7 (8.14%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Project
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Maximo
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) LoadRunner
2 8 (9.30%) Selenium
3 7 (8.14%) JBehave
3 7 (8.14%) JMeter
3 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) HTML
1 7 (8.14%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) AppFabric
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) WCF
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Mathematics
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) PDA
3 2 (2.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.16%) Statistics
4 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Test Management
2 18 (20.93%) Test Strategy
2 18 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Test Planning
5 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
6 11 (12.79%) Migration
7 10 (11.63%) Software Testing
8 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.14%) TDD
9 7 (8.14%) Project Management
10 6 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (6.98%) SDLC
11 5 (5.81%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.81%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.81%) CRM
11 5 (5.81%) Validation
11 5 (5.81%) Release Management
12 4 (4.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 8 (9.30%) Java
3 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.14%) C++
3 7 (8.14%) Python
4 1 (1.16%) Ruby
4 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (40.70%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.77%) DV Cleared
3 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.95%) ISEB
5 10 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (8.14%) Degree
7 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.33%) CISM
9 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) HP
3 4 (4.65%) Northgate
3 4 (4.65%) Splunk
4 2 (2.33%) Dell
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.33%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.16%) Sun
5 1 (1.16%) Murex
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix
5 1 (1.16%) BT
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