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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 111 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 31 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 1.14% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.23% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 18
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£430 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £470 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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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
2927 2680 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1759 1150
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
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 196 167 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 13 £423 +1.80% 1
Bristol -5 8 £401 -10.83% 4
Gloucestershire +1 3 £460 - 2
Somerset +6 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (42.67%) Finance
2 25 (33.33%) Test Management
3 22 (29.33%) Test Strategy
4 17 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.67%) Banking
5 16 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (20.00%) Migration
7 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (14.67%) QA
9 10 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 9 (12.00%) ISEB
11 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (8.00%) NHS
14 5 (6.67%) SAP
14 5 (6.67%) Security Testing
14 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
14 5 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
15 4 (5.33%) SDLC
15 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
15 4 (5.33%) Line Management
15 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk
15 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
15 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
15 4 (5.33%) ETL
15 4 (5.33%) HP
16 3 (4.00%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.33%) IIS
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.33%) Maximo
1 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.33%) MSTest
3 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 32 (42.67%) Finance
2 17 (22.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Web Services
1 2 (2.67%) AppFabric
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) WCF
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) NHS
2 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) zOS
2 1 (1.33%) UNIX
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Test Management
2 22 (29.33%) Test Strategy
3 17 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (20.00%) Migration
6 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.67%) Security Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (5.33%) SDLC
10 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
10 4 (5.33%) Line Management
10 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.33%) ETL
11 3 (4.00%) Release Management
11 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) C
1 1 (1.33%) Java
1 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) ISEB
3 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) CISM
6 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) SAP
2 4 (5.33%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) BT
5 1 (1.33%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.33%) Sun
5 1 (1.33%) Murex
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