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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 141 151 110
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 65 60 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.12% 0.84% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.91% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 83
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£475 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+83.80% -6.50%
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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
5420 6621 5957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 93.14% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 4843 4393
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 129
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 £11.59 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.15 £44.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 46 (40.35%) Test Management
2 45 (39.47%) Test Strategy
2 45 (39.47%) Banking
3 42 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (33.33%) Finance
5 26 (22.81%) ISEB
5 26 (22.81%) QA
6 24 (21.05%) Investment Banking
7 22 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (13.16%) HP
10 15 (13.16%) MS Project
10 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.28%) MS Office
11 14 (12.28%) MS Visio
11 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
11 14 (12.28%) ISTQB
12 13 (11.40%) JIRA
12 13 (11.40%) SQL
13 12 (10.53%) Derivative
14 11 (9.65%) Software Testing
14 11 (9.65%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (8.77%) Project Management
15 10 (8.77%) Degree
15 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
15 10 (8.77%) Test Automation
16 9 (7.89%) Test Planning
16 9 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
17 8 (7.02%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (4.39%) WebLogic
1 5 (4.39%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (13.16%) MS Project
1 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.28%) MS Visio
2 14 (12.28%) MS Office
3 11 (9.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Summit
1 2 (1.75%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) LAN
1 1 (0.88%) WAN
1 1 (0.88%) DVB
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
1 1 (0.88%) VLAN
1 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) JIRA
2 5 (4.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.39%) Selenium
3 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.63%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.75%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.88%) JUnit
5 1 (0.88%) WATIR
5 1 (0.88%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.88%) Rational Robot
5 1 (0.88%) Sahi
5 1 (0.88%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 45 (39.47%) Banking
2 38 (33.33%) Finance
3 24 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Back Office
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Front Office
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.75%) Advertising
6 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.02%) XML
2 5 (4.39%) .NET
3 3 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) DHTML
4 2 (1.75%) CSS
4 2 (1.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) XSL
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
4 2 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (0.88%) JSP
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Derivative
2 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.63%) IPTV
4 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Open Source
5 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.75%) Equities
5 2 (1.75%) CESG
5 2 (1.75%) STB
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) W3C
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) UNIX
2 3 (2.63%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (40.35%) Test Management
2 45 (39.47%) Test Strategy
3 42 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
7 11 (9.65%) Software Testing
8 10 (8.77%) Project Management
8 10 (8.77%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.89%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.14%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.14%) Programme Management
11 6 (5.26%) Scrum
11 6 (5.26%) TDD
11 6 (5.26%) Migration
11 6 (5.26%) Functional Testing
12 5 (4.39%) BDD
12 5 (4.39%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.39%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.40%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) C
3 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.75%) Ruby
4 1 (0.88%) Scala
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) ISEB
2 14 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.77%) Degree
3 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) CISSP
8 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.75%) CEH
8 2 (1.75%) PMP
8 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.81%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) HP
2 7 (6.14%) Murex
3 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.39%) Calypso
4 5 (4.39%) IBM
5 3 (2.63%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) SunGard
6 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.88%) ATG
7 1 (0.88%) Fundtech
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) Demandware
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) Cerner
7 1 (0.88%) CA
7 1 (0.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
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