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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 190 248 211
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 588 405 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 0.82% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.89% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 231 280
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
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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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 +48 242 £450 -4.25% 30
South East +6 110 £425 +6.25% 9
North West +38 77 £400 +2.56% 7
South West 0 45 £420 -3.44% 7
West Midlands +39 43 £400 - 4
Yorkshire -11 33 £423 +7.42% 10
East Midlands -8 13 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England -14 12 £400 -9.85% 3
North East -22 7 £300 -24.90% 1
Midlands +3 4 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 383 (36.13%) Test Management
2 342 (32.26%) Test Strategy
3 294 (27.74%) Finance
4 293 (27.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 191 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (17.55%) Banking
7 160 (15.09%) QA
8 158 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
9 155 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 143 (13.49%) Security Cleared
11 137 (12.92%) ISEB
12 130 (12.26%) ISTQB
13 118 (11.13%) Test Scripting
14 116 (10.94%) HP
15 110 (10.38%) Migration
16 106 (10.00%) SC Cleared
16 106 (10.00%) Software Testing
17 104 (9.81%) SQL
18 100 (9.43%) SAP
19 98 (9.25%) Oracle
20 90 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
21 81 (7.64%) Test Automation
22 75 (7.08%) Test Planning
23 73 (6.89%) Project Management
24 69 (6.51%) Integration Testing
25 68 (6.42%) Performance Testing
26 66 (6.23%) Retail
27 65 (6.13%) Telecoms
28 62 (5.85%) PRINCE2
29 57 (5.38%) SDLC

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.47%) IIS
2 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.38%) SAS
3 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.19%) CMS
4 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.19%) JBoss
4 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.094%) Apache
5 1 (0.094%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.094%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.094%) FileNet
5 1 (0.094%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.094%) Drupal
5 1 (0.094%) WordPress
5 1 (0.094%) Confluence
5 1 (0.094%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.64%) MS Office
3 15 (1.42%) MS Project
4 13 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) SAP HR
2 9 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.66%) Agresso
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.57%) MultiFonds
6 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.38%) IaaS
3 3 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.19%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.19%) Office 365
5 1 (0.094%) Taleo
5 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.75%) Firewall
2 5 (0.47%) VoIP
3 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.38%) DVB
4 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.19%) MVNO
5 2 (0.19%) Internet
5 2 (0.19%) HTTP
6 1 (0.094%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.094%) DNS
6 1 (0.094%) SAN
6 1 (0.094%) Intranet
6 1 (0.094%) WAN
6 1 (0.094%) ATM
6 1 (0.094%) Broadband
6 1 (0.094%) LAN
6 1 (0.094%) 3G
6 1 (0.094%) ISUP
6 1 (0.094%) INAP
6 1 (0.094%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 9 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.57%) QlikView
8 5 (0.47%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.28%) MySQL
10 3 (0.28%) DB2
10 3 (0.28%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.19%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.19%) OLAP
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.19%) DataStage
11 2 (0.19%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.19%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (3.96%) LoadRunner
2 41 (3.87%) HP UFT
3 36 (3.40%) Selenium
4 31 (2.92%) JIRA
5 19 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 16 (1.51%) WebDriver
6 16 (1.51%) JMeter
7 12 (1.13%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.57%) JBehave
10 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.57%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.47%) JUnit
11 5 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.47%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.38%) LoadUI
12 4 (0.38%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.28%) Subversion
13 3 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 294 (27.74%) Finance
2 186 (17.55%) Banking
3 66 (6.23%) Retail
4 65 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 49 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.89%) Billing
7 17 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.23%) General Ledger
8 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.13%) Front Office
10 8 (0.75%) Back Office
11 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.66%) Legal
12 6 (0.57%) Automotive
13 5 (0.47%) Marketing
14 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.38%) Law
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.62%) XML
2 37 (3.49%) .NET
3 14 (1.32%) Web Services
4 12 (1.13%) SOAP
4 12 (1.13%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.04%) HTML
6 9 (0.85%) Middleware
7 6 (0.57%) XML Messaging
8 4 (0.38%) JSP
8 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.38%) WCF
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.19%) React
10 2 (0.19%) AppFabric
10 2 (0.19%) REST
10 2 (0.19%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.19%) RESTful
10 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.19%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.70%) NHS
3 16 (1.51%) Data Conversion
4 13 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.04%) Equities
6 11 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 10 (0.94%) Derivative
8 9 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 9 (0.85%) Smart Meter
9 8 (0.75%) Statistics
9 8 (0.75%) FMCG
10 7 (0.66%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.57%) iSeries
11 6 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.47%) EPoS
12 5 (0.47%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.49%) UNIX
2 23 (2.17%) Windows
3 16 (1.51%) VME
4 12 (1.13%) Linux
5 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
5 4 (0.38%) Android
6 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.19%) AIX
7 2 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.094%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.094%) zOS
8 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (36.13%) Test Management
2 342 (32.26%) Test Strategy
3 293 (27.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 191 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 118 (11.13%) Test Scripting
7 110 (10.38%) Migration
8 106 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 90 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
10 81 (7.64%) Test Automation
11 75 (7.08%) Test Planning
12 73 (6.89%) Project Management
13 69 (6.51%) Integration Testing
14 68 (6.42%) Performance Testing
15 62 (5.85%) PRINCE2
16 57 (5.38%) SDLC
17 55 (5.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 54 (5.09%) System Testing
19 52 (4.91%) Non-Functional Testing
20 49 (4.62%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (9.81%) SQL
2 43 (4.06%) Java
3 18 (1.70%) COBOL
4 16 (1.51%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.13%) C
5 12 (1.13%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.04%) C#
6 11 (1.04%) Python
7 8 (0.75%) Perl
8 7 (0.66%) C++
8 7 (0.66%) Ruby
9 6 (0.57%) VBScript
10 5 (0.47%) VB
11 4 (0.38%) PHP
11 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.28%) VBA
13 2 (0.19%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.19%) RPG
13 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 143 (13.49%) Security Cleared
2 137 (12.92%) ISEB
3 130 (12.26%) ISTQB
4 106 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 44 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (2.74%) Degree
7 27 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 23 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.38%) PMP
13 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.19%) CISM
14 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (15.09%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) GxP
4 3 (0.28%) P3O
4 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.19%) EMIR
5 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) FATCA
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.094%) Basel III
6 1 (0.094%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) Snort
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 158 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.094%) Nessus
3 1 (0.094%) Nmap
3 1 (0.094%) SCCM
3 1 (0.094%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 116 (10.94%) HP
2 100 (9.43%) SAP
3 98 (9.25%) Oracle
4 38 (3.58%) Microsoft
5 30 (2.83%) IBM
6 13 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
6 13 (1.23%) Splunk
7 12 (1.13%) VMware
8 11 (1.04%) Teradata
9 9 (0.85%) Informatica
9 9 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.66%) RedPrairie
11 6 (0.57%) JDA
11 6 (0.57%) Remedy
12 4 (0.38%) Charles River
12 4 (0.38%) Siebel
12 4 (0.38%) Murex
12 4 (0.38%) Citrix
12 4 (0.38%) BMC
13 3 (0.28%) Cisco
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago