The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 138 156 158
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 57 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.96% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.01% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 38
Median daily rate £488 £463 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £375 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £610 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
London

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
3237 5622 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.60% 94.71% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2623 4375 4031
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 91 96
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £30.00 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 19 (36.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (26.92%) Banking
4 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 12 (23.08%) QA
5 12 (23.08%) Test Management
6 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
9 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
9 7 (13.46%) JIRA
9 7 (13.46%) Retail
10 6 (11.54%) Retail Banking
10 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.54%) Project Management
10 6 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 6 (11.54%) DevOps
11 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
11 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
11 5 (9.62%) SQL
11 5 (9.62%) Oracle
11 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.62%) HP
11 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
11 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Hadoop

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) HFM
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) BASE24
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.92%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.92%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
1 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) OLAP
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) MSTest
4 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 14 (26.92%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Retail
4 6 (11.54%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.85%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) SOAP
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Biometrics
3 2 (3.85%) Derivative
3 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 12 (23.08%) Test Management
4 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 6 (11.54%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
8 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Open Source
9 4 (7.69%) Release Management
9 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Basel II
2 1 (1.92%) Basel III
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) HP
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix
3 2 (3.85%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.92%) Alias
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) Murex
4 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.92%) Unisys