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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 33 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.15% 1.00% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 1.07% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 11
Average daily rate
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£418 £398 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% -8.62%
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 £58.00 £35.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+63.12% +5.34%
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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
407 280 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 91.67% 93.33% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 210 287
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 16 (55.17%) Test Management
2 13 (44.83%) Finance
3 11 (37.93%) Banking
4 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) Genesys
7 4 (13.79%) Empirix
7 4 (13.79%) Siemens
7 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (13.79%) IVR
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) Verint
7 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
7 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) WFM
7 4 (13.79%) Matrix Management
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Murex
8 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (3.45%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Banking
3 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
3 6 (20.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) IVR
2 1 (3.45%) Equities
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Test Management
2 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) System Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) WFM
4 4 (13.79%) Matrix Management
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
1 4 (13.79%) Genesys
1 4 (13.79%) Empirix
1 4 (13.79%) Siemens
1 4 (13.79%) Verint
2 3 (10.34%) Murex
3 2 (6.90%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Hyperion