The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 137 122 142
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 55 103 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.45% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.57% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 87 72
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £408 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £575 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5302 6564 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.02% 92.61% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 4816 5234
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 170 170
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £43.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
London

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 49 (39.52%) Finance
2 48 (38.71%) Banking
3 39 (31.45%) Test Strategy
4 37 (29.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (29.84%) Test Management
5 29 (23.39%) Investment Banking
6 28 (22.58%) ISEB
6 28 (22.58%) QA
7 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
9 16 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
11 13 (10.48%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (10.48%) Project Management
11 13 (10.48%) MS Project
12 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
13 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.87%) Equities
14 10 (8.06%) Derivative
14 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
15 9 (7.26%) SQL
15 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
15 9 (7.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
16 8 (6.45%) ITIL
16 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
16 8 (6.45%) Java
16 8 (6.45%) Oracle
16 8 (6.45%) TDD
16 8 (6.45%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) SAS
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) MS Project
2 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.65%) MS Office
4 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Summit
1 1 (0.81%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.81%) Agresso
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) LAN
1 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (0.81%) QlikView
2 1 (0.81%) Spotfire
2 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Selenium
2 6 (4.84%) JIRA
3 5 (4.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.42%) Sahi
5 3 (2.42%) WATIR
6 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.81%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 49 (39.52%) Finance
2 48 (38.71%) Banking
3 29 (23.39%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.45%) Front Office
5 7 (5.65%) Back Office
6 5 (4.03%) Retail
7 3 (2.42%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.42%) Advertising
8 2 (1.61%) Legal
8 2 (1.61%) International Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Local Government
9 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) XML
2 3 (2.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) J2EE
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) Mason
3 1 (0.81%) HTML5
3 1 (0.81%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.81%) Mustache
3 1 (0.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Equities
2 10 (8.06%) Derivative
3 9 (7.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.03%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.42%) Open Source
6 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.42%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.61%) PACS
7 2 (1.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
1 2 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (0.81%) UNIX
2 1 (0.81%) Windows
2 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Test Strategy
2 37 (29.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (29.84%) Test Management
3 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 13 (10.48%) Project Management
6 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
7 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.45%) ITIL
8 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.45%) TDD
8 8 (6.45%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.65%) Regression Testing
10 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
11 4 (3.23%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.23%) Validation
11 4 (3.23%) Asset Management
12 3 (2.42%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (2.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) Java
3 3 (2.42%) Ruby
4 2 (1.61%) VBA
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 28 (22.58%) ISEB
2 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.84%) Degree
6 5 (4.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.42%) CISSP
8 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.61%) MBA
9 2 (1.61%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) EMIR
2 1 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.81%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.45%) Oracle
2 6 (4.84%) SAP
2 6 (4.84%) HP
3 3 (2.42%) Calypso
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.61%) IBM
4 2 (1.61%) Murex
4 2 (1.61%) Charles River
4 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Brady
5 1 (0.81%) Teradata
5 1 (0.81%) Open Text
5 1 (0.81%) Thunderhead
5 1 (0.81%) MKS
5 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
5 1 (0.81%) Remedy
5 1 (0.81%) Siebel
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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