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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 153 143 147
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 39 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.97% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.05% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 51
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £374 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
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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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 31 (37.35%) Test Strategy
2 28 (33.73%) Finance
3 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (31.33%) Banking
5 21 (25.30%) Test Management
6 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (19.28%) SAP
8 14 (16.87%) QA
9 13 (15.66%) ISEB
10 11 (13.25%) Project Management
11 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
11 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (9.64%) Migration
11 8 (9.64%) SQL
12 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
12 7 (8.43%) Investment Banking
12 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
12 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (7.23%) JIRA
13 6 (7.23%) Logistics
13 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
13 6 (7.23%) Programme Management
13 6 (7.23%) Retail
13 6 (7.23%) Oracle
13 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
13 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (7.23%) ETL
14 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.82%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS Project
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.20%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.41%) VoIP
2 1 (1.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) QlikView
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (3.61%) JMeter
2 3 (3.61%) Selenium
3 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.41%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.20%) Behat
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 26 (31.33%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) COM
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) LAMP
2 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.61%) Derivative
4 2 (2.41%) FMCG
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
5 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) Equities
5 1 (1.20%) AS400
5 1 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) UNIX
2 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.20%) AIX
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Test Strategy
2 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (25.30%) Test Management
4 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.25%) Project Management
7 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
7 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
7 8 (9.64%) Migration
8 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Logistics
9 6 (7.23%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.23%) ETL
10 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.02%) TDD
10 5 (6.02%) Scrum
10 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.02%) System Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Test Planning
11 4 (4.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) COBOL
4 1 (1.20%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) VB
4 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) ISEB
2 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) SAP
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) WorldPay
4 2 (2.41%) Informatica
4 2 (2.41%) IBM
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.20%) Sun
5 1 (1.20%) Murex
5 1 (1.20%) Calypso
5 1 (1.20%) SunGard
5 1 (1.20%) Apple
5 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.20%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) Teradata
5 1 (1.20%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.20%) Northgate
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