The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 33 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.67% 2.72% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 3.06% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Average daily rate
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£403 £415 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £303 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £470 £520
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 - -
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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 Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
342 360 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 91.44% 89.11% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 273 247
Average daily rate £400 £380 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 20
Average hourly rate £16.83 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Test Management
3 7 (28.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Credit Risk
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) ETL
6 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) Solvency II
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Use Case
8 2 (8.00%) Release Management
8 2 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (8.00%) Splunk
8 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) Web Services
8 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) ETL
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) Release Management
7 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) CISM
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Solvency II
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (8.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Murex