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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 108 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 1.21% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.30% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 43
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£418 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +1 15 £418 +4.37%
Bristol -16 11 £420 +37.70%
Gloucestershire -21 5 £380 -24.00%
Somerset - - - - 3
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 24 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 23 (31.08%) Test Management
2 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
3 16 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (21.62%) Finance
4 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
6 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
6 12 (16.22%) HP
7 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 10 (13.51%) Banking
8 10 (13.51%) SAP
8 10 (13.51%) Windows
9 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (10.81%) Siemens
10 8 (10.81%) Cisco IPCC
10 8 (10.81%) IVR
10 8 (10.81%) MS Visio
10 8 (10.81%) ISEB
10 8 (10.81%) Genesys
10 8 (10.81%) Empirix
10 8 (10.81%) IP Telephony
10 8 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (10.81%) WFM
10 8 (10.81%) Matrix Management
10 8 (10.81%) Verint
10 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.81%) System Testing
11 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) assyst
2 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) IP Telephony
2 3 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) Extranet
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.35%) Maven
4 1 (1.35%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) TestNG
4 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.76%) Retail
4 5 (6.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
1 1 (1.35%) Mason
1 1 (1.35%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) IVR
2 3 (4.05%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) APACS
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) UNIX
3 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 23 (31.08%) Test Management
2 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
3 16 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (10.81%) WFM
8 8 (10.81%) Matrix Management
8 8 (10.81%) System Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Business Continuity
11 5 (6.76%) Scrum
12 4 (5.41%) Requirements Management
12 4 (5.41%) Web Testing
13 3 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
13 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) ISEB
3 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (10.81%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) HP
2 10 (13.51%) SAP
3 8 (10.81%) Genesys
3 8 (10.81%) Empirix
3 8 (10.81%) Siemens
3 8 (10.81%) Verint
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.70%) Nortel
6 2 (2.70%) Avaya
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.35%) Murex
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) Hyperion