The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swindon region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 28 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.29% 0.75% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 0.78% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 10
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£426 £520 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.02% +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £504 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £520 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
395 383 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.72% 95.51% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 265 199
Average daily rate £410 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 25 July 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (33.33%) IVR
3 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 9 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 9 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 9 (33.33%) Genesys
3 9 (33.33%) Empirix
3 9 (33.33%) Siemens
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 9 (33.33%) Verint
3 9 (33.33%) WFM
3 9 (33.33%) System Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Matrix Management
4 8 (29.63%) Test Management
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) Retail
5 5 (18.52%) Retail Banking
6 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) Extranet
7 3 (11.11%) SQL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 3 (11.11%) Extranet
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 5 (18.52%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) IVR
2 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.70%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (33.33%) WFM
3 9 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 9 (33.33%) System Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) Test Management
5 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
8 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 9 (33.33%) Genesys
2 9 (33.33%) Empirix
2 9 (33.33%) Siemens
2 9 (33.33%) Verint
3 2 (7.41%) Nortel
3 2 (7.41%) Avaya
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft