The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 236 239 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 449 439 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 0.94% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.00% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 273 298
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £319 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
Test Manager
UK

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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 184 £491 +9.16% 29
South East -21 81 £400 -2.43% 16
North West +25 62 £425 +6.25% 5
South West -34 32 £420 +0.29% 4
Yorkshire -4 26 £493 +19.39% 5
East Midlands +2 22 £500 +85.18%
East of England +1 19 £483 -1.02% 7
West Midlands -13 14 £425 -1.73% 8
North East -16 6 £450 -
Midlands - 3 £550 -
South Coast - 1 £550 -
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 307 (32.59%) Test Management
2 298 (31.63%) Test Strategy
3 258 (27.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 229 (24.31%) Finance
5 197 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (17.83%) QA
6 168 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 147 (15.61%) Banking
8 132 (14.01%) Test Scripting
9 124 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 121 (12.85%) Defect Management
11 110 (11.68%) ISTQB
12 103 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
13 102 (10.83%) Test Automation
14 101 (10.72%) System Integration Testing
15 99 (10.51%) Oracle
16 96 (10.19%) SQL
17 94 (9.98%) HP
18 93 (9.87%) Migration
19 91 (9.66%) ISEB
19 91 (9.66%) Test Planning
19 91 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
20 80 (8.49%) Functional Testing
21 79 (8.39%) Software Testing
22 78 (8.28%) Integration Testing
22 78 (8.28%) SC Cleared
23 77 (8.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
24 73 (7.75%) Retail
24 73 (7.75%) Project Management
25 72 (7.64%) Microsoft

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (1.06%) Confluence
2 10 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.74%) Tuxedo
4 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.42%) SAS
6 2 (0.21%) Apache
6 2 (0.21%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.11%) JBoss
7 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) MTS
7 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.12%) MS Office
3 13 (1.38%) MS Project
4 9 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.32%) Mingle
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.21%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.96%) SaaS
2 7 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.74%) IaaS
2 7 (0.74%) Taleo
3 4 (0.42%) Office 365
3 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.06%) SNMP
2 8 (0.85%) ZigBee
3 5 (0.53%) Value-Added Service
4 4 (0.42%) Firewall
4 4 (0.42%) LDAP
5 3 (0.32%) DNS
5 3 (0.32%) Internet
5 3 (0.32%) LAN
5 3 (0.32%) WAN
5 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.21%) BGP
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.21%) MPLS
6 2 (0.21%) SS7
6 2 (0.21%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.21%) VoWiFi
7 1 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.11%) Node B
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.53%) PowerCenter
5 4 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.42%) MySQL
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.32%) Big Data
6 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.32%) Essbase
7 2 (0.21%) Informix
7 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.21%) QlikView
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.11%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 72 (7.64%) JIRA
2 57 (6.05%) Selenium
3 42 (4.46%) HP UFT
4 31 (3.29%) LoadRunner
4 31 (3.29%) SoapUI
5 29 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 23 (2.44%) JMeter
6 23 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.27%) ClearQuest
8 12 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.17%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.96%) TestDirector
11 8 (0.85%) MSTest
12 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.64%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.53%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.53%) NCrunch
13 5 (0.53%) WatiN
14 4 (0.42%) LoadUI
General
1 229 (24.31%) Finance
2 147 (15.61%) Banking
3 73 (7.75%) Retail
4 63 (6.69%) Telecoms
5 52 (5.52%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.91%) Legal
8 14 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.27%) Billing
10 11 (1.17%) Marketing
11 10 (1.06%) Electronics
12 9 (0.96%) Back Office
12 9 (0.96%) Front Office
13 7 (0.74%) Law
14 5 (0.53%) Automotive
14 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.21%) International Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.72%) XML
2 22 (2.34%) SOAP
3 21 (2.23%) .NET
4 18 (1.91%) Web Services
5 11 (1.17%) Middleware
5 11 (1.17%) REST
6 10 (1.06%) Gherkin
7 8 (0.85%) XML Messaging
8 4 (0.42%) JSON
9 3 (0.32%) HTML
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.21%) CGI
10 2 (0.21%) FIXML
10 2 (0.21%) FpML
10 2 (0.21%) WSDL
11 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.11%) RESTful
11 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.65%) Smart Meter
3 22 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (1.91%) Data Centre
4 18 (1.91%) Derivative
5 17 (1.80%) Fixed Income
6 16 (1.70%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 14 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.06%) PKI
9 9 (0.96%) NHS
10 7 (0.74%) Equities
10 7 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.64%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.53%) New Media
13 4 (0.42%) Biometrics
13 4 (0.42%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.25%) Linux
2 26 (2.76%) Windows
3 17 (1.80%) Unix
4 10 (1.06%) Mac OS X
5 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.85%) Android
6 8 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.74%) VME
8 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (32.59%) Test Management
2 298 (31.63%) Test Strategy
3 258 (27.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 197 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 132 (14.01%) Test Scripting
7 121 (12.85%) Defect Management
8 102 (10.83%) Test Automation
9 101 (10.72%) System Integration Testing
10 93 (9.87%) Migration
11 91 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
11 91 (9.66%) Test Planning
12 80 (8.49%) Functional Testing
13 79 (8.39%) Software Testing
14 78 (8.28%) Integration Testing
15 77 (8.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 73 (7.75%) Project Management
17 71 (7.54%) Performance Testing
18 65 (6.90%) Waterfall
19 62 (6.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.19%) SQL
2 47 (4.99%) Java
3 22 (2.34%) C#
4 16 (1.70%) Python
5 13 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.96%) Ruby
7 8 (0.85%) COBOL
8 6 (0.64%) C
9 5 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.42%) C++
11 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.21%) Perl
12 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.21%) VB
12 2 (0.21%) VBA
13 1 (0.11%) Groovy
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 110 (11.68%) ISTQB
3 91 (9.66%) ISEB
4 78 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 33 (3.50%) DV Cleared
6 31 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (2.65%) Degree
8 18 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.32%) PMP
14 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.11%) CCNA
15 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (17.83%) QA
2 12 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.96%) MiFID
4 8 (0.85%) SLA
5 5 (0.53%) FATCA
5 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.21%) SDET
7 2 (0.21%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) FINREP
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.21%) Firmware
2 2 (0.21%) KVM
2 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 103 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (10.51%) Oracle
2 94 (9.98%) HP
3 72 (7.64%) Microsoft
4 58 (6.16%) SAP
5 20 (2.12%) IBM
6 12 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.17%) Calypso
8 10 (1.06%) Remedy
9 9 (0.96%) Murex
10 8 (0.85%) Cognos
10 8 (0.85%) Micro Focus
11 7 (0.74%) Informatica
12 6 (0.64%) Citrix
12 6 (0.64%) JDA
13 5 (0.53%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.53%) VMware
14 4 (0.42%) Compaq
14 4 (0.42%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.42%) Terracotta
14 4 (0.42%) webMethods
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