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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 152 123 113
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 47 99 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 1.37% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.47% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 81 96
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.95% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £413 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
5432 6713 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.08% 92.61% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4902 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 44 (44.00%) Banking
2 42 (42.00%) Finance
3 36 (36.00%) Test Strategy
4 34 (34.00%) Test Management
5 28 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (28.00%) Investment Banking
6 23 (23.00%) ISEB
7 22 (22.00%) QA
8 19 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (12.00%) Project Management
11 12 (12.00%) MS Project
12 11 (11.00%) Test Scripting
13 10 (10.00%) MS Visio
14 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.00%) Derivative
14 9 (9.00%) Equities
14 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
15 8 (8.00%) MS Office
15 8 (8.00%) SQL
15 8 (8.00%) Oracle
15 8 (8.00%) HP
15 8 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
16 7 (7.00%) Degree
17 6 (6.00%) JIRA
17 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
17 6 (6.00%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Project
2 10 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (8.00%) MS Office
5 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.00%) Summit
1 1 (1.00%) LatentZero
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) LAN
1 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.00%) QlikView
2 1 (1.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JIRA
2 3 (3.00%) Selenium
2 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.00%) TestDirector
General
1 44 (44.00%) Banking
2 42 (42.00%) Finance
3 28 (28.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.00%) Back Office
5 5 (5.00%) Retail
5 5 (5.00%) Front Office
6 3 (3.00%) Advertising
7 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) HTML
1 2 (2.00%) .NET
1 2 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (1.00%) XSL
2 1 (1.00%) Ajax
2 1 (1.00%) DHTML
2 1 (1.00%) J2EE
2 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.00%) CSS
2 1 (1.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Equities
1 9 (9.00%) Derivative
2 8 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.00%) CESG
6 1 (1.00%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.00%) UNIX
1 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.00%) Test Strategy
2 34 (34.00%) Test Management
3 28 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (12.00%) Project Management
6 11 (11.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.00%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.00%) TDD
10 4 (4.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.00%) Validation
10 4 (4.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.00%) Cash Management
11 3 (3.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.00%) ITIL
11 3 (3.00%) Agile Testing
11 3 (3.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (2.00%) VBA
4 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (23.00%) ISEB
2 15 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.00%) Degree
6 4 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.00%) CISSP
7 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.00%) CEH
8 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.00%) MBA
9 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) Basel III
2 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.00%) EMIR
2 1 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle
1 8 (8.00%) HP
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) Calypso
3 3 (3.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.00%) Murex
4 2 (2.00%) Charles River
5 1 (1.00%) MKS
5 1 (1.00%) Open Text
5 1 (1.00%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.00%) Teradata
5 1 (1.00%) Brady
5 1 (1.00%) thinkFolio
5 1 (1.00%) Fundtech
5 1 (1.00%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.00%) Palantir
5 1 (1.00%) Siebel
5 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
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