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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 54 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.22% 0.60% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.66% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
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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 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+83.80% -6.50%
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
693 456 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.29% 91.38% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 301 406
Average daily rate £400 £378 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £229 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 33 48
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 October 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
Swindon -1 9 £418 +5.03% 2
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) Test Management
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Banking
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
5 5 (21.74%) Retail
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Genesys
6 4 (17.39%) Empirix
6 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
6 4 (17.39%) Siemens
6 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (17.39%) IVR
6 4 (17.39%) WFM
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Verint
7 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (8.70%) Firewall

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Management
2 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) WFM
3 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
3 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (17.39%) System Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) Genesys
1 4 (17.39%) Empirix
1 4 (17.39%) Siemens
1 4 (17.39%) Verint
2 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (8.70%) Murex
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Hyperion