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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 151 113 133
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 98 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 1.62% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.74% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 75 51
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£525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £394 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+55.84% +6.20%
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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
4794 5643 5492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.38% 93.01% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4019 4083
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.19 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 39 (36.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (35.51%) Banking
3 37 (34.58%) Test Management
4 36 (33.64%) Test Strategy
5 30 (28.04%) Finance
6 22 (20.56%) ISEB
7 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (16.82%) Investment Banking
8 18 (16.82%) QA
8 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (12.15%) SAP
11 11 (10.28%) SQL
11 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
11 11 (10.28%) Derivative
12 10 (9.35%) Project Management
13 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
13 9 (8.41%) Software Testing
13 9 (8.41%) MS Office
13 9 (8.41%) HP
13 9 (8.41%) JIRA
14 8 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (7.48%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (6.54%) ISTQB
15 7 (6.54%) Murex
15 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
15 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (5.61%) Test Planning
16 6 (5.61%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.41%) MS Office
3 8 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.61%) MS Project
4 6 (5.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
1 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.93%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.93%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) VoIP
1 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.93%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.93%) QlikView
2 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.93%) Big Data
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) JIRA
2 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (4.67%) Selenium
4 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.80%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Sahi
6 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.93%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.93%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.93%) JMeter
6 1 (0.93%) WATIR
6 1 (0.93%) JUnit
6 1 (0.93%) WinRunner
General
1 38 (35.51%) Banking
2 30 (28.04%) Finance
3 18 (16.82%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) XML
2 4 (3.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.87%) SOAP
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.93%) XSL
4 1 (0.93%) Ajax
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) DHTML
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Derivative
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (1.87%) STB
4 2 (1.87%) IPTV
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.87%) PMI
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) W3C
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Handset
5 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.93%) Equities
5 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Linux
2 3 (2.80%) UNIX
3 2 (1.87%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) Android
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) AIX
4 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (34.58%) Test Management
3 36 (33.64%) Test Strategy
4 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.35%) Project Management
7 9 (8.41%) Software Testing
8 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
9 6 (5.61%) System Testing
9 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.61%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.61%) Logistics
9 6 (5.61%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.61%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.61%) Scrum
9 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.61%) Test Planning
10 5 (4.67%) Migration
10 5 (4.67%) TDD
10 5 (4.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) SQL
2 4 (3.74%) Java
3 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) C#
4 1 (0.93%) VBScript
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) ISEB
2 8 (7.48%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (6.54%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.61%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.87%) PMP
6 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.82%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) SAP
2 9 (8.41%) HP
3 7 (6.54%) Murex
4 5 (4.67%) Calypso
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) IBM
6 2 (1.87%) Apple
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.93%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.93%) ATG
7 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Teradata
7 1 (0.93%) Northgate
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) hybris
7 1 (0.93%) Demandware
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.93%) Sun
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