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 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 111 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 1.16% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.21% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 21
Average daily rate £425 £438 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £572 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
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
2835 2983 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.95% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1817 1845 1821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 172 185
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.35% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 April 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 28 April 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
Bristol +6 15 £450 -10.00%
Wiltshire -12 6 £352 -18.24% 1
Somerset +10 3 £450 +3.44%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £413 -5.71% 1
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England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 20 (35.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.07%) Test Management
2 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
5 12 (21.05%) Java
5 12 (21.05%) Linux
6 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
6 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
6 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
7 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
7 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 9 (15.79%) Programme Management
7 9 (15.79%) Python
7 9 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (14.04%) SAP
8 8 (14.04%) Oracle
8 8 (14.04%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
9 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (10.53%) Marketing
10 6 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (10.53%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (1.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.75%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.75%) Lorenzo
3 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.75%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Selenium
2 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) TestLink
3 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Electronics
3 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) REST
1 3 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
1 1 (1.75%) IVR
1 1 (1.75%) NHS
1 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) AIX
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (28.07%) Test Management
2 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 9 (15.79%) Programme Management
5 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (10.53%) Project Management
7 6 (10.53%) TDD
7 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.77%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL
8 5 (8.77%) Service Management
9 4 (7.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
2 9 (15.79%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) Ruby
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) ISEB
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.75%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (3.51%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
1 8 (14.04%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.75%) Cerner
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) Verint
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