The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / South West
Rank 113 123 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 27 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.92% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.96% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 36
Median daily rate £425 £420 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £336 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
2469 2819 2965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.62% 95.82% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1924 1902
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 149 198
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.15 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire 0 9 £463 +2.77%
Bristol +4 5 £325 -30.10% 3
Wiltshire +2 3 £400 +9.58%
Somerset +9 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) Banking
3 23 (47.92%) Retail
3 23 (47.92%) Retail Banking
4 22 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Test Management
5 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.75%) Migration
7 7 (14.58%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) QA
8 6 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
9 5 (10.42%) JIRA
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.33%) HP
10 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (8.33%) System Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (6.25%) People Management
11 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Volume Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Data Conversion
11 3 (6.25%) Reuters
11 3 (6.25%) ATM
11 3 (6.25%) PPP
11 3 (6.25%) CRM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) CMS
1 1 (2.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
1 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 3 (6.25%) ATM
2 3 (6.25%) PPP
3 2 (4.17%) BGP
3 2 (4.17%) HSRP
3 2 (4.17%) MPLS
3 2 (4.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) Banking
3 23 (47.92%) Retail
3 23 (47.92%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.17%) Law
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Data Conversion
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Test Management
2 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 7 (14.58%) Scrum
5 6 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.33%) System Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.25%) CRM
8 3 (6.25%) People Management
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Volume Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Workflow
9 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Reuters
3 1 (2.08%) hybris
3 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.08%) SAP