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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 149 147 131
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 52 47 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 0.82% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.88% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 72
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 £375 £273 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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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
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 40 (44.94%) Banking
2 35 (39.33%) Finance
3 33 (37.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (34.83%) Test Strategy
5 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.98%) Test Management
7 15 (16.85%) QA
8 12 (13.48%) Investment Banking
8 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.48%) ISEB
8 12 (13.48%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (11.24%) Project Management
9 10 (11.24%) Retail
10 9 (10.11%) Migration
10 9 (10.11%) SAP
11 8 (8.99%) SQL
11 8 (8.99%) SDLC
11 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
11 8 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
13 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
13 6 (6.74%) JIRA
13 6 (6.74%) ETL
13 6 (6.74%) Oracle
13 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
13 6 (6.74%) Regression Testing
13 6 (6.74%) Data Migration
13 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (5.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.12%) Apache
1 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.12%) SAS
1 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Agresso
1 1 (1.12%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.12%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
1 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) VoIP
1 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.12%) MVNO
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) QlikView
4 1 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) JIRA
2 2 (2.25%) Selenium
2 2 (2.25%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.25%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.25%) JMeter
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
3 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.12%) Behat
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.12%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.12%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (44.94%) Banking
2 35 (39.33%) Finance
3 12 (13.48%) Investment Banking
4 10 (11.24%) Retail
5 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.25%) Front Office
8 1 (1.12%) Automotive
8 1 (1.12%) Advertising
8 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
1 2 (2.25%) LAMP
2 1 (1.12%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.12%) COM
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.25%) Equities
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.12%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.12%) AS400
5 1 (1.12%) BBC
5 1 (1.12%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) UNIX
2 3 (3.37%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) AIX
3 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (34.83%) Test Strategy
3 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.98%) Test Management
5 12 (13.48%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (11.24%) Project Management
7 9 (10.11%) Migration
8 8 (8.99%) SDLC
8 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.74%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.74%) Regression Testing
9 6 (6.74%) ETL
10 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.62%) Scrum
10 5 (5.62%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.62%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.49%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) Perl
3 2 (2.25%) PHP
3 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.25%) COBOL
3 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) ISEB
2 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) SAP
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) VMware
4 2 (2.25%) Informatica
4 2 (2.25%) IBM
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.12%) Sun
5 1 (1.12%) SunGard
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) Sybase
5 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.12%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.12%) Teradata
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) WorldPay
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Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago