The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Suffolk region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 30 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.81% - 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
East of 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 Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
211 249 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.48% 97.65% 97.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 177 180
Median daily rate £444 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.35% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £8.50 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Suffolk region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Suffolk region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Ipswich - 3 £425 -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Suffolk region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Mechatronics
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mechatronics
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality