The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 104 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 40 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 1.50% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.59% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 36
Average daily rate £423 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £307 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £504 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 14 £425 -9.57% 1
Wiltshire -14 13 £443 +4.29%
Gloucestershire 0 2 £438 +9.37%
Somerset - - - -
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England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (35.21%) Test Strategy
2 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (25.35%) Test Scripting
4 17 (23.94%) ISEB
5 14 (19.72%) Finance
5 14 (19.72%) Test Management
6 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (18.31%) HP
6 13 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
9 10 (14.08%) SAP
10 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.68%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.27%) System Testing
12 7 (9.86%) QA
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
12 7 (9.86%) Agresso
13 6 (8.45%) NHS
13 6 (8.45%) Project Management
13 6 (8.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (8.45%) GSM
13 6 (8.45%) UMTS
13 6 (8.45%) ERP
13 6 (8.45%) HTML
13 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.45%) Oracle
13 6 (8.45%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
1 5 (7.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Agresso
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) GSM
1 6 (8.45%) UMTS
2 5 (7.04%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.63%) LTE
3 4 (5.63%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.23%) 3G
4 3 (4.23%) Extranet
4 3 (4.23%) Firewall
4 3 (4.23%) 2G
5 2 (2.82%) GPRS
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) WCDMA
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
5 2 (2.82%) SMS
5 2 (2.82%) RNC
6 1 (1.41%) 4G
6 1 (1.41%) ISUP
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.63%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) Selenium
3 3 (4.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.82%) JUnit
4 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.82%) MSI
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.41%) Maven
5 1 (1.41%) TestNG
5 1 (1.41%) JMeter
5 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (8.45%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) HTML
1 6 (8.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.41%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) NHS
1 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
1 6 (8.45%) iPad
2 5 (7.04%) IVR
3 4 (5.63%) Statistics
4 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.41%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
1 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
1 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Test Strategy
2 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (25.35%) Test Scripting
4 14 (19.72%) Test Management
5 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.68%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.27%) System Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Project Management
9 6 (8.45%) ERP
9 6 (8.45%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.04%) WFM
10 5 (7.04%) Requirements Management
10 5 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (7.04%) Matrix Management
10 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) ISEB
2 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.04%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.82%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) HP
2 10 (14.08%) SAP
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle
5 5 (7.04%) Verint
5 5 (7.04%) Siemens
5 5 (7.04%) Genesys
5 5 (7.04%) Empirix
6 2 (2.82%) Avaya
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco
6 2 (2.82%) Nortel
6 2 (2.82%) Huawei
6 2 (2.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.41%) Ventyx
7 1 (1.41%) Capita
7 1 (1.41%) Remedy
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