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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 157 148 113
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 45 74 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 1.04% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.12% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +5.46%
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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
5477 6580 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.56% 92.25% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4788 5069
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 133 171
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £38.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 40 (43.48%) Test Strategy
2 38 (41.30%) Banking
3 36 (39.13%) Test Management
4 35 (38.04%) Finance
5 33 (35.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (22.83%) QA
6 21 (22.83%) Investment Banking
6 21 (22.83%) ISEB
7 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (15.22%) ISTQB
9 14 (15.22%) MS Project
10 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
11 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.96%) MS Office
12 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.96%) MS Visio
12 11 (11.96%) HP
13 10 (10.87%) Project Management
13 10 (10.87%) SQL
14 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
15 8 (8.70%) Degree
16 7 (7.61%) Software Testing
16 7 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.61%) JIRA
16 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
17 6 (6.52%) Programme Management
18 5 (5.43%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Lync
3 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) MS Project
2 11 (11.96%) MS Office
2 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.96%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (2.17%) Summit
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.09%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Firewall
1 1 (1.09%) VLAN
1 1 (1.09%) DVB
1 1 (1.09%) LAN
1 1 (1.09%) WAN
1 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) JIRA
2 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.17%) Selenium
4 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.09%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.09%) RequisitePro
5 1 (1.09%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.09%) JUnit
5 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.09%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 38 (41.30%) Banking
2 35 (38.04%) Finance
3 21 (22.83%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Back Office
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (4.35%) Front Office
6 3 (3.26%) Advertising
7 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.09%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) XML
2 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) HTML
3 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
4 1 (1.09%) XSL
4 1 (1.09%) J2EE
4 1 (1.09%) DHTML
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) JSP
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Derivative
1 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Fixed Income
2 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.17%) CESG
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Equities
4 1 (1.09%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.09%) Statistics
4 1 (1.09%) IPTV
4 1 (1.09%) W3C
4 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.09%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) UNIX
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.48%) Test Strategy
2 36 (39.13%) Test Management
3 33 (35.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.87%) Project Management
8 7 (7.61%) Software Testing
8 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.52%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.43%) Migration
10 5 (5.43%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Test Planning
11 4 (4.35%) Line Management
11 4 (4.35%) People Management
11 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.35%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.35%) TDD
11 4 (4.35%) Validation
12 3 (3.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.17%) VBA
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby
4 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) C++
4 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) ISEB
2 14 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.70%) Degree
6 5 (5.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.26%) CISSP
9 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.17%) CEH
9 2 (2.17%) MBA
10 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) HP
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) IBM
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Murex
5 2 (2.17%) Calypso
5 2 (2.17%) SunGard
5 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.09%) MKS
6 1 (1.09%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.09%) Charles River
6 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.09%) Sun
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.09%) Fundtech
6 1 (1.09%) Vermilion
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