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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 74 113 78
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 43 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 0.24% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.27% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £344 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £525
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 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
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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
Birmingham - 13 £395 - 2
Solihull - 7 £385 -
Warwickshire - 7 £395 -
Worcestershire - 4 £350 -
Shropshire -5 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Coventry +2 1 - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 21 (40.38%) Test Strategy
2 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (26.92%) SAP
3 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (23.08%) Finance
4 12 (23.08%) Test Management
5 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.38%) Project Management
6 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (13.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) IBM
8 6 (11.54%) HP
8 6 (11.54%) SQL
8 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
8 6 (11.54%) Migration
8 6 (11.54%) Retail
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
9 5 (9.62%) ISEB
9 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
9 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
9 5 (9.62%) System Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 4 (7.69%) V-Model
10 4 (7.69%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (7.69%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.85%) SAP BI
2 2 (3.85%) OLAP
2 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.92%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.92%) JMeter
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Automotive
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.85%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.85%) React
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) EPoS
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Test Strategy
2 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (23.08%) Test Management
5 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.38%) Project Management
6 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
9 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.62%) System Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.69%) V-Model
10 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.69%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.62%) ISEB
3 4 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) SAP
2 7 (13.46%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
5 4 (7.69%) JDA
6 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft