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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 30 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.81% 3.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 3.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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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
385 389 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 91.67% 92.62% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 292 259
Average daily rate £403 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.83 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Test Management
3 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (23.08%) Banking
4 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
6 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 4 (15.38%) Splunk
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
7 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) ISEB
7 3 (11.54%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Release Management
7 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Credit Risk
8 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
8 2 (7.69%) Snort
8 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
8 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
8 2 (7.69%) Security Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
1 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) AppFabric
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Test Management
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Release Management
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security
6 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Snort
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
1 4 (15.38%) Splunk
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Murex