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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 150 139 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 56 55 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.95% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.04% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 87
Average daily rate
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£475 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £645 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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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
5339 5309 6571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.12% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3871 4820
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £275
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 80 89 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 44 (43.56%) Finance
1 44 (43.56%) Banking
2 34 (33.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (32.67%) Test Strategy
4 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.85%) QA
5 15 (14.85%) ISEB
5 15 (14.85%) Test Management
6 14 (13.86%) Investment Banking
7 13 (12.87%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (11.88%) Retail
8 12 (11.88%) Project Management
8 12 (11.88%) SQL
9 11 (10.89%) Migration
10 10 (9.90%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (8.91%) SDLC
11 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.91%) Oracle
11 9 (8.91%) SAP
12 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
12 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
13 7 (6.93%) ETL
13 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (5.94%) ITIL
14 6 (5.94%) Scrum
14 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
14 6 (5.94%) Test Planning
14 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (5.94%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (0.99%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.99%) Apache
1 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.99%) SAS
1 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.99%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.99%) Agresso
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.99%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.98%) VoIP
3 1 (0.99%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) MySQL
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.99%) QlikView
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.97%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.98%) Selenium
3 2 (1.98%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.98%) JMeter
4 1 (0.99%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.99%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.99%) Behat
4 1 (0.99%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (43.56%) Finance
1 44 (43.56%) Banking
2 14 (13.86%) Investment Banking
3 12 (11.88%) Retail
4 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Front Office
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
2 2 (1.98%) LAMP
3 1 (0.99%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.99%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.99%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.96%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.98%) FMCG
3 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.98%) Derivative
4 1 (0.99%) Statistics
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) CMDB
4 1 (0.99%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.99%) AS400
4 1 (0.99%) BBC
4 1 (0.99%) Handset
4 1 (0.99%) Equities
4 1 (0.99%) PKI
4 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Windows
2 3 (2.97%) Linux
3 2 (1.98%) UNIX
4 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (32.67%) Test Strategy
3 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.85%) Test Management
5 13 (12.87%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (11.88%) Project Management
7 11 (10.89%) Migration
8 10 (9.90%) Test Scripting
9 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.91%) SDLC
10 7 (6.93%) ETL
11 6 (5.94%) ITIL
11 6 (5.94%) Scrum
11 6 (5.94%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.94%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.94%) Test Planning
12 5 (4.95%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.95%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.95%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) Java
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) PHP
3 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.98%) C
3 2 (1.98%) COBOL
3 2 (1.98%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.99%) C++
4 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) ISEB
2 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.85%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Oracle
1 9 (8.91%) SAP
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) HP
5 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Informatica
6 1 (0.99%) Remedy
6 1 (0.99%) Teradata
6 1 (0.99%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.99%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.99%) Sybase
6 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.99%) BMC
6 1 (0.99%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.99%) Sun
6 1 (0.99%) SunGard
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