The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 156 140 136
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 39 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 1.18% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.27% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 55
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 34 (38.64%) Banking
2 33 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 31 (35.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (35.23%) Test Management
4 27 (30.68%) Finance
5 19 (21.59%) ISEB
6 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (18.18%) Investment Banking
7 15 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (15.91%) QA
9 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (14.77%) SAP
10 10 (11.36%) Derivative
10 10 (11.36%) Project Management
10 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
11 8 (9.09%) JIRA
11 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (7.95%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (7.95%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
12 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
12 7 (7.95%) Migration
12 7 (7.95%) MS Office
12 7 (7.95%) HP
13 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
13 6 (6.82%) SQL
13 6 (6.82%) Retail
13 6 (6.82%) Logistics
13 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
13 6 (6.82%) Data Migration

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.41%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.14%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) VoIP
1 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.27%) JMeter
4 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Sahi
5 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.14%) WATIR
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (38.64%) Banking
2 27 (30.68%) Finance
3 16 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Derivative
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.14%) Open Source
5 1 (1.14%) FMCG
5 1 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.14%) Statistics
5 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.14%) Equities
5 1 (1.14%) Handset
5 1 (1.14%) AS400
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) UNIX
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) AIX
3 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 31 (35.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (35.23%) Test Management
3 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.36%) Project Management
6 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.95%) Migration
7 6 (6.82%) Logistics
7 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
7 6 (6.82%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.68%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.68%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.55%) ETL
9 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (1.14%) Ruby
3 1 (1.14%) C#
3 1 (1.14%) VBScript
3 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.59%) ISEB
2 7 (7.95%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) SAP
2 7 (7.95%) HP
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) Murex
3 5 (5.68%) Calypso
4 3 (3.41%) WorldPay
4 3 (3.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.27%) Apple
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.14%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.14%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Teradata
6 1 (1.14%) Northgate
6 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) Sun
6 1 (1.14%) SunGard
6 1 (1.14%) Cerner
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