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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 66 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 24 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.90% 0.15% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 0.17% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 3
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£450 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £390 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £390 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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
1168 1205 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.55% 92.98% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 713 602
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 57 99
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 - 14 £450 -
Staines - 1 £438 -
Woking - 1 £550 -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 39 (79.59%) Test Management
2 31 (63.27%) Security Cleared
3 30 (61.22%) SC Cleared
4 26 (53.06%) ISTQB
5 24 (48.98%) XML
6 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (38.78%) HP
8 18 (36.73%) Use Case
9 17 (34.69%) Incident Management
10 13 (26.53%) SQL
11 11 (22.45%) System Testing
12 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (18.37%) SDLC
14 8 (16.33%) Oracle
14 8 (16.33%) Billing
15 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
15 7 (14.29%) QA
15 7 (14.29%) UNIX
15 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
15 7 (14.29%) Finance
15 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
16 6 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
16 6 (12.24%) Smart Meter
17 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
17 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
17 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.04%) GroupWise
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (16.33%) Billing
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
3 3 (6.12%) XML Messaging
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 2 (4.08%) W3C
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (79.59%) Test Management
2 18 (36.73%) Use Case
3 17 (34.69%) Incident Management
4 11 (22.45%) System Testing
5 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.37%) SDLC
7 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
8 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.16%) ITIL
10 4 (8.16%) Migration
10 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (63.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (61.22%) SC Cleared
3 26 (53.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Remedy
4 1 (2.04%) Tableau
4 1 (2.04%) BMC
4 1 (2.04%) Hyperion