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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 105 103 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 40 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.23% 0.54% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.58% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 28
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£418 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £455 £450
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 £58.00 £16.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -50.43%
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
3058 2066 2597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.30% 92.52% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1986 1299 1475
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £220
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 226 182 206
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.11 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
(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
Wiltshire -2 14 £418 +5.03% 1
Bristol -8 9 £400 +23.07% 2
Gloucestershire -6 8 - - 6
Dorset +4 3 £375 -25.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 32 (45.07%) Test Management
2 25 (35.21%) Finance
3 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
4 18 (25.35%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
7 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
8 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
9 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
10 10 (14.08%) Banking
10 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
11 9 (12.68%) System Testing
11 9 (12.68%) SAP
11 9 (12.68%) Windows
12 8 (11.27%) ISEB
12 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
12 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (9.86%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Migration
14 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (8.45%) Business Continuity
14 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (8.45%) QA
14 6 (8.45%) ERP
15 5 (7.04%) Project Management
15 5 (7.04%) Retail Banking
15 5 (7.04%) Retail
15 5 (7.04%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (2.82%) Lync
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.41%) Findur
1 1 (1.41%) Agresso
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.41%) assyst
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.82%) LTE
2 2 (2.82%) GGSN
2 2 (2.82%) SGSN
2 2 (2.82%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.82%) UMTS
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) Network Security
3 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
General
1 25 (35.21%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
3 10 (14.08%) Banking
4 5 (7.04%) Retail Banking
4 5 (7.04%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Billing
5 2 (2.82%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) IVR
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) PMI
4 1 (1.41%) DTV
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Derivative
4 1 (1.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Test Management
2 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
3 17 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
5 9 (12.68%) System Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (9.86%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Migration
7 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.45%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.45%) ERP
8 5 (7.04%) Project Management
8 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.63%) WFM
9 4 (5.63%) Matrix Management
9 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
10 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
4 8 (11.27%) ISEB
4 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) SAP
2 4 (5.63%) Verint
2 4 (5.63%) Siemens
2 4 (5.63%) Genesys
2 4 (5.63%) Empirix
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) HP
3 3 (4.23%) Murex
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Dell
4 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) Hyperion