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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 36 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 13 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.92% 1.13% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 1.19% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate £443 £430 £528
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.08% -18.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £366 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £434 £543
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 £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
400 253 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 89.89% 95.47% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 200 251
Average daily rate £400 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Manager
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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 23 April 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (27.78%) Genesys
5 5 (27.78%) Empirix
5 5 (27.78%) Siemens
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (27.78%) IVR
5 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Verint
5 5 (27.78%) Test Management
5 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) WFM
5 5 (27.78%) Matrix Management
6 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Banking
7 3 (16.67%) Extranet
7 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 2 (11.11%) Avaya
8 2 (11.11%) LAN

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
2 3 (16.67%) Extranet
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MSI
2 1 (5.56%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) WFM
3 5 (27.78%) Matrix Management
4 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (11.11%) AppDNA
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Genesys
2 5 (27.78%) Empirix
2 5 (27.78%) Siemens
2 5 (27.78%) Verint
3 2 (11.11%) Avaya
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Nortel
4 1 (5.56%) Capita
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft