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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 114 83 99
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 32 67 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 2.07% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.16% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 16
Average daily rate £420 £419 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £363 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Test Manager
England

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
2868 3101 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.89% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1943 1975 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire +11 13 £450 -14.28%
Bristol -2 7 £465 -7.00% 2
Somerset +1 4 £360 -17.24% 1
Devon - 4 £488 -
Wiltshire -26 3 £375 -8.42% 3
Dorset -5 1 £338 -25.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.98%) DV Cleared
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.81%) Finance
3 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.63%) Java
4 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.63%) Test Management
4 13 (20.63%) Test Planning
5 12 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
6 11 (17.46%) Defect Management
7 10 (15.87%) Linux
7 10 (15.87%) Python
8 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
8 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
8 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
8 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.11%) Banking
9 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.11%) Oracle
10 6 (9.52%) SQL
10 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.52%) Selenium
11 5 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (7.94%) Marketing
11 5 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.59%) BASE24
3 1 (1.59%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.59%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Selenium
2 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.17%) JBehave
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.59%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.59%) MSTest
4 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.11%) Banking
4 5 (7.94%) Electronics
4 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) REST
2 3 (4.76%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.59%) IVR
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) New Media
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
2 13 (20.63%) Test Management
2 13 (20.63%) Test Planning
3 12 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Defect Management
5 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
5 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
6 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Validation
9 4 (6.35%) Data Management
9 4 (6.35%) ITIL
9 4 (6.35%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) Java
2 10 (15.87%) Python
3 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.52%) SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Ruby
6 3 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) C#
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) VB
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) Perl
8 1 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.98%) DV Cleared
3 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.94%) ISEB
5 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.17%) Degree
8 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.59%) Cerner
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Verint
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