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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 110 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.47% 1.43% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.53% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 30
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£400 £380 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £330 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £426 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
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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
2349 2087 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.01% 93.55% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1164 1201
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 126 125
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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
West Yorkshire -28 10 £388 +1.97% 6
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
3 9 (29.03%) Test Management
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
4 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) ISEB
7 4 (12.90%) Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
7 4 (12.90%) Change Control
8 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.68%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Fault Management
8 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) SAP
9 2 (6.45%) Windows
9 2 (6.45%) JIRA
9 2 (6.45%) QA
9 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Agresso
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
3 9 (29.03%) Test Management
4 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
7 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.68%) System Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Fault Management
8 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.45%) High Availability
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.23%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 6 (19.35%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards