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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 99 91 121
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 59 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 1.81% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.90% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 20
Median daily rate £450 £409 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £555 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £395
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
2668 3103 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.34% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1964 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 224 182
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +9 16 £365 -18.88% 1
Gloucestershire -1 13 £488 +11.42% 3
Wiltshire -5 5 £458 +25.34% 1
Somerset +20 2 £438 -
Dorset -4 1 £175 -56.25%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 30 (44.78%) Finance
2 25 (37.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (31.34%) Banking
4 19 (28.36%) Test Strategy
5 15 (22.39%) Retail
5 15 (22.39%) Retail Banking
6 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.90%) Test Management
6 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.43%) Test Planning
7 9 (13.43%) Migration
8 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.45%) JIRA
9 7 (10.45%) QA
9 7 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Defect Management
10 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.96%) HP
10 6 (8.96%) DV Cleared
10 6 (8.96%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.46%) SAP
11 5 (7.46%) TDD
12 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
12 4 (5.97%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.97%) SDLC

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 (1.49%) CMS
1 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.99%) PPP
3 1 (1.49%) BGP
3 1 (1.49%) CTI
3 1 (1.49%) HSRP
3 1 (1.49%) MPLS
3 1 (1.49%) OSPF
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) TestLink
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (44.78%) Finance
2 21 (31.34%) Banking
3 15 (22.39%) Retail
3 15 (22.39%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
1 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (28.36%) Test Strategy
3 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) Test Management
3 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
4 9 (13.43%) Migration
4 9 (13.43%) Test Planning
5 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
5 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
5 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.96%) Defect Management
6 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.46%) TDD
8 4 (5.97%) Functional Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.97%) SDLC
9 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
1 3 (4.48%) Python
2 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) HP
2 5 (7.46%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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