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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 156 148 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 44 78 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 1.08% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.17% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 60 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £395 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £587 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
5425 6640 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.53% 92.34% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 4839 5227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +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 £27.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 22 September 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 38 (41.76%) Finance
1 38 (41.76%) Banking
2 37 (40.66%) Test Strategy
3 33 (36.26%) Test Management
4 29 (31.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (24.18%) ISEB
6 21 (23.08%) Investment Banking
6 21 (23.08%) QA
7 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (15.38%) ISTQB
10 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 13 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.19%) MS Project
12 11 (12.09%) Project Management
13 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
13 10 (10.99%) MS Visio
14 9 (9.89%) MS Office
14 9 (9.89%) SQL
14 9 (9.89%) HP
14 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
15 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
16 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
16 6 (6.59%) Oracle
16 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
16 6 (6.59%) Degree
16 6 (6.59%) JIRA
16 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
17 5 (5.49%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (4.40%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Project
2 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.99%) MS Visio
3 9 (9.89%) MS Office
4 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Summit
1 1 (1.10%) LatentZero
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.10%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) LAN
1 1 (1.10%) WAN
1 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.10%) QlikView
2 1 (1.10%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.10%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
1 38 (41.76%) Banking
2 21 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Back Office
5 3 (3.30%) Front Office
5 3 (3.30%) Advertising
6 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
1 3 (3.30%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) Ajax
3 1 (1.10%) DHTML
3 1 (1.10%) XSL
3 1 (1.10%) J2EE
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) JSP
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Derivative
2 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Equities
3 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.10%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
5 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) UNIX
1 2 (2.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Test Strategy
2 33 (36.26%) Test Management
3 29 (31.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
7 11 (12.09%) Project Management
8 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.49%) TDD
9 5 (5.49%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Validation
10 4 (4.40%) Migration
10 4 (4.40%) Test Planning
10 4 (4.40%) Line Management
10 4 (4.40%) People Management
11 3 (3.30%) Cash Management
11 3 (3.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) Java
3 2 (2.20%) VBA
4 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.10%) Ruby
4 1 (1.10%) Scala
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.10%) C
4 1 (1.10%) C++
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) ISEB
2 14 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.59%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.30%) CISSP
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.20%) CEH
8 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.20%) MBA
9 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) HP
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) SAP
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Calypso
5 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.20%) Charles River
6 1 (1.10%) MKS
6 1 (1.10%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.10%) Fundtech
6 1 (1.10%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.10%) SunGard
6 1 (1.10%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.10%) Sun
6 1 (1.10%) Murex
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Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago