The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 285 210 252
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 416 574 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 1.11% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.17% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 366 237
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £335 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the England region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the England region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -46 182 £475 +2.70% 9
South East -50 41 £388 -9.35% 15
South West -8 36 £414 -9.31% 8
North East -10 31 £338 +12.50%
North West -56 31 £375 -5.95% 4
West Midlands -34 29 £400 +1.26% 5
East Midlands +13 24 £473 +2.16% 1
East of England +27 21 £463 +15.62% 2
Yorkshire -12 20 £400 -5.88% 6
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 313 (34.17%) Test Management
2 293 (31.99%) Test Strategy
3 284 (31.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 239 (26.09%) Finance
5 199 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 131 (14.30%) QA
8 130 (14.19%) Banking
9 126 (13.76%) Test Scripting
10 116 (12.66%) Security Cleared
11 107 (11.68%) Defect Management
12 104 (11.35%) Migration
13 102 (11.14%) Integration Testing
14 94 (10.26%) ISEB
15 93 (10.15%) HP
15 93 (10.15%) HP Quality Center
16 89 (9.72%) ISTQB
17 88 (9.61%) System Integration Testing
18 87 (9.50%) SC Cleared
19 82 (8.95%) Functional Testing
20 78 (8.52%) Test Automation
21 72 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
22 69 (7.53%) Performance Testing
22 69 (7.53%) Retail
23 66 (7.21%) Waterfall
24 65 (7.10%) Test Planning
25 63 (6.88%) JIRA
26 62 (6.77%) SAP
27 60 (6.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
28 58 (6.33%) SQL

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (0.76%) CMS
1 7 (0.76%) Confluence
1 7 (0.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.55%) Apache
2 5 (0.55%) IIS
2 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.44%) SAS
3 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.33%) Tuxedo
4 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.07%) MS Office
3 11 (1.20%) MS Project
4 10 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.44%) VisionPLUS
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) HFM
7 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.22%) Maximo
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (1.20%) SaaS
2 6 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.44%) Office 365
4 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.33%) IaaS
4 3 (0.33%) PaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Taleo
5 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.31%) Internet
2 6 (0.66%) LAN
3 5 (0.55%) Firewall
3 5 (0.55%) VoIP
4 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.44%) WAN
5 3 (0.33%) Skype
6 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.22%) WLAN
7 1 (0.11%) CTI
7 1 (0.11%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) Network Security
7 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.31%) Big Data
4 11 (1.20%) MySQL
5 10 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.33%) Essbase
10 2 (0.22%) DB2
10 2 (0.22%) QlikView
10 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.11%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.11%) OLAP
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (6.88%) JIRA
2 49 (5.35%) Selenium
3 26 (2.84%) HP UFT
3 26 (2.84%) LoadRunner
4 17 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 16 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.31%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.20%) JMeter
8 10 (1.09%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.76%) TestDirector
10 6 (0.66%) Ranorex
10 6 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.55%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.44%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.44%) Testopia
13 3 (0.33%) LoadUI
13 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 239 (26.09%) Finance
2 130 (14.19%) Banking
3 69 (7.53%) Retail
4 37 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 20 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.53%) Legal
8 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.87%) Back Office
11 6 (0.66%) Electronics
11 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.66%) Front Office
12 5 (0.55%) Marketing
13 4 (0.44%) Billing
14 3 (0.33%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Games
14 3 (0.33%) Law
14 3 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.17%) XML
2 14 (1.53%) Web Services
3 11 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 9 (0.98%) SOAP
5 7 (0.76%) Middleware
6 5 (0.55%) .NET
6 5 (0.55%) XSD
7 4 (0.44%) HTML
8 3 (0.33%) Ajax
8 3 (0.33%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.22%) REST
10 1 (0.11%) Apache CXF
10 1 (0.11%) Flash
10 1 (0.11%) Murex MxML
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.11%) Qt
10 1 (0.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (1.64%) Virtual Team
4 13 (1.42%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.42%) Derivative
5 12 (1.31%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.98%) Biometrics
7 9 (0.98%) User Experience
8 8 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
9 7 (0.76%) Equities
9 7 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.76%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.55%) FMCG
11 4 (0.44%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.44%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.44%) iPad
12 3 (0.33%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.33%) IVR
12 3 (0.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.38%) Windows
2 23 (2.51%) Linux
3 17 (1.86%) AIX
4 15 (1.64%) Unix
5 9 (0.98%) VME
6 8 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.44%) Android
7 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.44%) CentOS
8 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (34.17%) Test Management
2 293 (31.99%) Test Strategy
3 284 (31.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 199 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 126 (13.76%) Test Scripting
7 107 (11.68%) Defect Management
8 104 (11.35%) Migration
9 102 (11.14%) Integration Testing
10 88 (9.61%) System Integration Testing
11 82 (8.95%) Functional Testing
12 78 (8.52%) Test Automation
13 72 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
14 69 (7.53%) Performance Testing
15 66 (7.21%) Waterfall
16 65 (7.10%) Test Planning
17 60 (6.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 57 (6.22%) Project Management
18 57 (6.22%) SDLC
19 51 (5.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.33%) SQL
2 31 (3.38%) Java
3 12 (1.31%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.09%) C
5 8 (0.87%) C#
5 8 (0.87%) PHP
6 5 (0.55%) COBOL
7 4 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.44%) Python
8 2 (0.22%) Ruby
8 2 (0.22%) VB
8 2 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.11%) Groovy
9 1 (0.11%) R
9 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 94 (10.26%) ISEB
3 89 (9.72%) ISTQB
4 87 (9.50%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 19 (2.07%) Degree
8 9 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.87%) PMP
10 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) CCNA
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) MBA
12 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (14.30%) QA
2 11 (1.20%) SLA
3 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.44%) COBIT
5 4 (0.44%) GxP
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Basel II
6 2 (0.22%) Basel III
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) EMIR
6 2 (0.22%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (0.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
2 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (10.15%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.31%) Puppet
3 7 (0.76%) SCCM
4 6 (0.66%) Ansible
5 5 (0.55%) vRealize
6 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 93 (10.15%) HP
2 62 (6.77%) SAP
3 58 (6.33%) Oracle
4 55 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (1.75%) Citrix
6 12 (1.31%) Calypso
6 12 (1.31%) Sybase
7 11 (1.20%) IBM
8 10 (1.09%) VMware
9 7 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.66%) Hortonworks
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco
11 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.44%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.44%) ICL
12 4 (0.44%) Murex
12 4 (0.44%) webMethods
13 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
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