The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Yorkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 95 79 49
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 30 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.32% 1.46% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.55% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 45
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £241 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
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 £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2402 1935 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.50% 94.25% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 959 1202
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 140 103
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -16 28 £400 +24.03% 3
South Yorkshire +1 4 £500 +33.33%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 32 (36.36%) Finance
3 27 (30.68%) Test Management
4 19 (21.59%) Banking
5 18 (20.45%) Retail
6 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
6 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (18.18%) QA
8 15 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (17.05%) ISEB
9 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (14.77%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (13.64%) Automated Testing
11 11 (12.50%) Selenium
12 10 (11.36%) Oracle
13 9 (10.23%) Retail Banking
14 8 (9.09%) Project Management
15 6 (6.82%) System Testing
15 6 (6.82%) Functional Testing
15 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
15 6 (6.82%) LoadRunner
16 5 (5.68%) AS400
16 5 (5.68%) HP
16 5 (5.68%) RPG
16 5 (5.68%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (5.68%) Oracle Retail
17 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
17 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
17 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
17 4 (4.55%) Test Automation

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Project
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) LAN
1 3 (3.41%) WAN
1 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) MS Access
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Selenium
2 6 (6.82%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.14%) JMeter
3 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.14%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.14%) JBehave
3 1 (1.14%) Ranorex
3 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 32 (36.36%) Finance
2 19 (21.59%) Banking
3 18 (20.45%) Retail
4 9 (10.23%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) German Language
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) AS400
2 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.14%) Online Games
2 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 27 (30.68%) Test Management
3 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
3 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.09%) Project Management
8 6 (6.82%) System Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Functional Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.55%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.55%) Resource Management
9 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.55%) Change Management
9 4 (4.55%) Workflow
9 4 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) RPG
2 4 (4.55%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) Python
3 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 3 (3.41%) Tcl
4 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle
2 5 (5.68%) HP
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.14%) SAP