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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 110 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 29 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.81% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.85% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 22
Median daily rate £425 £430 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +2.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £325 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £610 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2859 2949 2818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.43% 95.81% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1846 1905 1837
Median daily rate £369 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 196 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +11 16 £450 +20.30% 3
Wiltshire -8 6 £375 -11.24% 2
Gloucestershire -4 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Dorset - 2 £391 -
Somerset +10 1 - - 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 20 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 16 (29.09%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Test Management
4 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 10 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle
8 6 (10.91%) Java
8 6 (10.91%) Linux
8 6 (10.91%) Python
8 6 (10.91%) Banking
8 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
8 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
8 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
8 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
9 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (7.27%) SAP
10 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
10 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (7.27%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.45%) QA
11 3 (5.45%) Migration

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 (1.82%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
1 1 (1.82%) Selenium
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) TestLink
1 1 (1.82%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.82%) iPad
2 1 (1.82%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 15 (27.27%) Test Management
2 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.73%) TDD
6 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
7 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
8 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.27%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.45%) Change Management
10 3 (5.45%) Migration
10 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.64%) ITIL
11 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
1 6 (10.91%) Java
1 6 (10.91%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) C
2 2 (3.64%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) VB
3 1 (1.82%) C++
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) R
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) ISEB
6 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.82%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) Verint
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