The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 81 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.25% 1.20% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.27% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 4
Average daily rate £525 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Test Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1146 1334 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 95.42% 94.28% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 729 646
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 43 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Leatherhead -10 11 £533 -3.18% 2
Guildford +6 1 £375 -2.59%
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 20 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (43.33%) XML
3 12 (40.00%) Test Management
4 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
4 11 (36.67%) HP
4 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 9 (30.00%) Web Services
7 8 (26.67%) SOAP
7 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
7 8 (26.67%) Use Case
7 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (23.33%) BDD
8 7 (23.33%) QA
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) C#
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Selenium
10 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (13.33%) XML Messaging
11 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.67%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 8 (26.67%) SOAP
4 4 (13.33%) REST
4 4 (13.33%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.33%) CGI
5 1 (3.33%) Google Closure
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Test Management
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (26.67%) Use Case
3 7 (23.33%) BDD
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (10.00%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 20 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) HP
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.33%) Tableau