The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 113 81 92
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.81% 1.58% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.68% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 16
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£413 £385 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% +12.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
+7.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
Test Manager
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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 Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2414 2199 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.10% 93.73% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1290 946
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 105 165
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.42 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
West Yorkshire -37 14 £413 +7.70% 11
South Yorkshire -2 4 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 16 (51.61%) Test Management
2 12 (38.71%) ISEB
3 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
3 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
4 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
6 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
7 6 (19.35%) Banking
8 5 (16.13%) HP
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) Time Management
9 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
10 3 (9.68%) Retail
10 3 (9.68%) QA
10 3 (9.68%) Degree
10 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (9.68%) .NET
10 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
11 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (6.45%) C#
11 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
11 2 (6.45%) SQL Server

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Test Management
2 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
4 7 (22.58%) Coaching
5 5 (16.13%) Change Management
5 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.45%) Release Management
8 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
2 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
3 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards