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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 128 146 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 72 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.28% 0.93% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.99% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 69
Average daily rate
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£478 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £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 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 45 (38.79%) Test Management
2 44 (37.93%) Banking
3 42 (36.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (33.62%) Test Strategy
4 39 (33.62%) Finance
5 24 (20.69%) Investment Banking
6 22 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (18.97%) ISEB
6 22 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (17.24%) QA
8 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (12.93%) HP
9 15 (12.93%) SQL
10 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
11 13 (11.21%) MS Office
11 13 (11.21%) Derivative
12 12 (10.34%) ISTQB
12 12 (10.34%) JIRA
12 12 (10.34%) MS Project
12 12 (10.34%) Project Management
13 11 (9.48%) MS Visio
13 11 (9.48%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.48%) Test Scripting
14 10 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
14 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
14 10 (8.62%) SAP
15 9 (7.76%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
16 8 (6.90%) Test Automation
16 8 (6.90%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
1 6 (5.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) SAS
3 1 (0.86%) Lync
3 1 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.21%) MS Office
3 12 (10.34%) MS Project
4 11 (9.48%) MS Visio
5 10 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (1.72%) Summit
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.86%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) DVB
1 1 (0.86%) Firewall
1 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
2 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.86%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) Selenium
2 6 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.59%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.59%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.86%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.86%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.86%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.86%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.86%) JMeter
6 1 (0.86%) Sahi
6 1 (0.86%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.86%) WATIR
General
1 44 (37.93%) Banking
2 39 (33.62%) Finance
3 24 (20.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.45%) Retail
5 3 (2.59%) Front Office
5 3 (2.59%) Back Office
5 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Legal
7 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) XML
2 7 (6.03%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) HTML
4 2 (1.72%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) Ajax
4 2 (1.72%) DHTML
4 2 (1.72%) CSS
4 2 (1.72%) SOAP
4 2 (1.72%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) XSL
5 1 (0.86%) JSP
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Derivative
2 5 (4.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) IPTV
4 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.72%) Open Source
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) STB
5 2 (1.72%) CESG
5 2 (1.72%) Equities
5 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.72%) PMI
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) W3C
6 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.31%) UNIX
2 4 (3.45%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.72%) Android
4 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.79%) Test Management
2 42 (36.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (33.62%) Test Strategy
4 22 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.34%) Project Management
7 11 (9.48%) Software Testing
7 11 (9.48%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
9 8 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.03%) TDD
10 7 (6.03%) Migration
10 7 (6.03%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Functional Testing
11 6 (5.17%) BDD
11 6 (5.17%) Scrum
11 6 (5.17%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.31%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.31%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) SQL
2 7 (6.03%) Java
3 2 (1.72%) Ruby
3 2 (1.72%) C
3 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.86%) C#
4 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.86%) VBScript
4 1 (0.86%) VB
4 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (18.97%) ISEB
2 12 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.90%) Degree
5 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.59%) CISSP
7 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.72%) CEH
8 2 (1.72%) PMP
9 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) HP
2 10 (8.62%) SAP
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle
3 8 (6.90%) Murex
4 6 (5.17%) IBM
4 6 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.31%) Calypso
6 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.72%) Apple
7 2 (1.72%) SunGard
8 1 (0.86%) Cognos
8 1 (0.86%) Cerner
8 1 (0.86%) CA
8 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.86%) Sun
8 1 (0.86%) Northgate
8 1 (0.86%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.86%) ATG
8 1 (0.86%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.86%) Demandware
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