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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 68 96 67
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.81% 0.066% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 0.071% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 5
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£475 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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
1340 1399 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.31% 92.47% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 773 578
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 71 83
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.70 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Leatherhead - 4 £513 -
Woking - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 26 (68.42%) Test Management
2 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
5 13 (34.21%) XML
6 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (28.95%) SQL
8 10 (26.32%) HP
9 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
10 8 (21.05%) Billing
10 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (21.05%) Use Case
11 6 (15.79%) Resource Management
11 6 (15.79%) QA
11 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) Smart Meter
11 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.16%) ISEB
12 5 (13.16%) Oracle
12 5 (13.16%) Migration
12 5 (13.16%) System Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
13 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.53%) UNIX
13 4 (10.53%) .NET
13 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.05%) Billing
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) CGI
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Smart Meter
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Test Management
2 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
4 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.05%) Use Case
5 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Resource Management
6 5 (13.16%) Migration
6 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) System Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
9 2 (5.26%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.16%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) HP
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft