The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 West Midlands 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 109 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 1.22% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 1.33% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 16
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£400 £416 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +9.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £327 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
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 - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2212 1802 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.52% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 873 966
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 134
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -14 2 £400 -50.00% 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Test Management
4 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) SAP
5 5 (20.83%) ISEB
5 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) QA
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) SAP CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Retail
8 2 (8.33%) Release Management
8 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.33%) webMethods
8 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.33%) Java
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 2 (8.33%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.17%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Test Management
4 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 1 (4.17%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.17%) ERP
8 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) webMethods
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.17%) Pega
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