The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 112 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.87% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.94% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 18
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £553 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2323 1915 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.74% 92.38% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1011 1053
Average daily rate £350 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 143 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -37.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the West Midlands region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 5 £423 -
Birmingham -6 2 £380 -0.65% 1
Coventry -11 1 £475 -40.62%
Solihull - - - -
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England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) Test Strategy
2 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Test Management
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SAP
4 5 (19.23%) ISEB
4 5 (19.23%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) QA
6 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
6 3 (11.54%) XML
6 3 (11.54%) SAP CRM
6 3 (11.54%) Automotive
6 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.54%) webMethods
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Quality Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.85%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Test Management
3 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Coaching
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) webMethods
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Pega