The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 43 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.77% 1.93% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 2.06% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 1
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£475 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
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
Test Manager
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire 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
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
632 631 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 92.26% 93.62% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 429 351
Average daily rate £388 £368 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 43
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.50 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire 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
Swindon -1 16 £415 -4.59% 3
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (34.21%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Test Management
2 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 4 (10.53%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) ISEB
7 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
7 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Splunk
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Release Management
8 3 (7.89%) Credit Risk
8 3 (7.89%) ETL
8 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
9 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.26%) Web Services
9 2 (5.26%) SAP
9 2 (5.26%) CISM
9 2 (5.26%) NHS

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) MSTest
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) AppFabric
2 1 (2.63%) WCF
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Test Management
2 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
4 4 (10.53%) SDLC
4 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) ETL
5 3 (7.89%) Release Management
5 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) CISM
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.26%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) Snort
1 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
1 4 (10.53%) Splunk
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.63%) Murex
4 1 (2.63%) BT
4 1 (2.63%) TOWER Software