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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 90 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 56 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.97% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 22
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£410 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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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
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Wiltshire +5 24 £418 +24.62%
Gloucestershire -7 14 £525 +31.25% 1
Bristol -12 9 £400 +15.94% 2
Somerset - 6 £400 -
Dorset 0 3 £375 -18.91% 3
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 41 (51.25%) Test Management
2 29 (36.25%) Finance
3 19 (23.75%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
5 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 13 (16.25%) DV Cleared
7 13 (16.25%) Telecoms
8 12 (15.00%) LoadRunner
8 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.75%) Windows
10 10 (12.50%) ISEB
10 10 (12.50%) Banking
10 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (11.25%) System Testing
11 9 (11.25%) SAP
12 7 (8.75%) Project Management
12 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (7.50%) Migration
13 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (7.50%) QA
13 6 (7.50%) ERP
14 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
14 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
14 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (6.25%) Retail Banking
14 5 (6.25%) Retail
14 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.50%) Lync
2 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.25%) Agresso
1 1 (1.25%) Findur
1 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.25%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Network Security
1 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.50%) LTE
3 2 (2.50%) GGSN
3 2 (2.50%) SGSN
3 2 (2.50%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.50%) UMTS
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.50%) Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Retail
5 3 (3.75%) Billing
6 2 (2.50%) Legal
6 2 (2.50%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.25%) Back Office
7 1 (1.25%) Electronics
7 1 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) XML
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.75%) IVR
2 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.25%) PMI
4 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) DTV
4 1 (1.25%) Derivative
4 1 (1.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) UNIX
2 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Test Management
2 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (11.25%) System Testing
6 7 (8.75%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Migration
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (7.50%) ERP
8 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.75%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) DV Cleared
4 10 (12.50%) ISEB
4 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.75%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) HND
7 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (23.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) SAP
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.75%) Murex
3 3 (3.75%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Genesys
3 3 (3.75%) Empirix
3 3 (3.75%) Siemens
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Verint
4 2 (2.50%) Dell
4 2 (2.50%) Citrix
4 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.25%) Juniper
5 1 (1.25%) NetApp
5 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.25%) F5
5 1 (1.25%) Splunk
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