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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 236 195 192
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 448 534 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 1.06% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.15% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 303 263
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.38% -21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £28.50 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £36.50 £48.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 -17 204 £475 +2.15% 28
South East -21 94 £400 +4.57% 8
North West -25 39 £364 -19.11% 14
South West +1 36 £438 +3.55% 2
East of England +23 20 £365 -18.88% 1
Yorkshire -31 19 £390 -2.50% 8
East Midlands +3 15 £400 - 3
West Midlands -21 10 £400 - 2
North East - 3 - - 1
Midlands 0 1 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 333 (37.84%) Test Management
2 293 (33.30%) Test Strategy
3 269 (30.57%) Finance
4 262 (29.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 175 (19.89%) Banking
6 160 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 140 (15.91%) QA
8 135 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
9 130 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 118 (13.41%) ISTQB
11 109 (12.39%) ISEB
12 107 (12.16%) HP
13 99 (11.25%) Test Scripting
14 92 (10.45%) Migration
15 82 (9.32%) SAP
16 77 (8.75%) Security Cleared
17 76 (8.64%) Software Testing
18 72 (8.18%) SQL
19 71 (8.07%) Project Management
20 69 (7.84%) Oracle
21 62 (7.05%) Integration Testing
22 61 (6.93%) Telecoms
23 57 (6.48%) SC Cleared
23 57 (6.48%) Retail
24 56 (6.36%) Investment Banking
25 53 (6.02%) Performance Testing
26 52 (5.91%) Test Automation
27 50 (5.68%) System Testing
28 49 (5.57%) Microsoft
29 48 (5.45%) Regression Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.57%) CMS
4 4 (0.45%) Lync
5 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (0.34%) Drupal
5 3 (0.34%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.23%) IIS
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.11%) FileNet
Applications
1 33 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.50%) MS Office
3 15 (1.70%) MS Project
4 12 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.14%) SAP HR
3 7 (0.80%) Agresso
4 5 (0.57%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.45%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.45%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.11%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.80%) Firewall
2 6 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (0.68%) Network Security
2 6 (0.68%) BGP
2 6 (0.68%) MPLS
2 6 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (0.57%) VoIP
3 5 (0.57%) ATM
3 5 (0.57%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.45%) WAN
4 4 (0.45%) SAN
5 3 (0.34%) HTTP
5 3 (0.34%) LAN
5 3 (0.34%) PBX
5 3 (0.34%) 3G
5 3 (0.34%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.23%) GGSN
6 2 (0.23%) SGSN
6 2 (0.23%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.68%) QlikView
5 5 (0.57%) Big Data
5 5 (0.57%) DataStage
6 3 (0.34%) PowerCenter
6 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.23%) DB2
7 2 (0.23%) MySQL
7 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (4.55%) JIRA
2 36 (4.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (3.52%) LoadRunner
4 29 (3.30%) Selenium
5 14 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.80%) JMeter
7 7 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.80%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.68%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.68%) Rational Functional Tester
8 6 (0.68%) TestDirector
9 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.45%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.34%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.34%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.34%) Rational Robot
10 3 (0.34%) Sahi
10 3 (0.34%) MSTest
11 2 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 269 (30.57%) Finance
2 175 (19.89%) Banking
3 61 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 57 (6.48%) Retail
5 56 (6.36%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 17 (1.93%) Billing
8 14 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.14%) Legal
9 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.02%) Back Office
11 7 (0.80%) Marketing
12 6 (0.68%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.68%) Front Office
12 6 (0.68%) Advertising
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.11%) .NET
2 27 (3.07%) XML
3 13 (1.48%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.36%) HTML
5 11 (1.25%) JSP
6 10 (1.14%) SOAP
7 8 (0.91%) Web Services
8 3 (0.34%) Middleware
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.34%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.23%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.23%) RESTful
9 2 (0.23%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.11%) CGI
10 1 (0.11%) CSS
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.11%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.11%) Mason
10 1 (0.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.05%) NHS
4 17 (1.93%) Derivative
5 14 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 11 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.25%) Equities
6 11 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.02%) Fixed Income
8 8 (0.91%) Statistics
8 8 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.91%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.80%) iSeries
10 6 (0.68%) IPTV
10 6 (0.68%) FMCG
11 5 (0.57%) DTV
11 5 (0.57%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.41%) UNIX
2 21 (2.39%) Windows
3 19 (2.16%) Linux
4 7 (0.80%) Android
5 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.45%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.23%) AIX
7 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (37.84%) Test Management
2 293 (33.30%) Test Strategy
3 262 (29.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 135 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (11.25%) Test Scripting
7 92 (10.45%) Migration
8 76 (8.64%) Software Testing
9 71 (8.07%) Project Management
10 62 (7.05%) Integration Testing
11 53 (6.02%) Performance Testing
12 52 (5.91%) Test Automation
13 50 (5.68%) System Testing
14 48 (5.45%) Regression Testing
15 46 (5.23%) Test Planning
16 41 (4.66%) PRINCE2
17 36 (4.09%) Mentoring
18 35 (3.98%) ITIL
19 34 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (3.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.18%) SQL
2 20 (2.27%) Java
3 14 (1.59%) C#
4 10 (1.14%) C
4 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 5 (0.57%) VBScript
6 5 (0.57%) PHP
6 5 (0.57%) VBA
7 4 (0.45%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.45%) VB
8 3 (0.34%) Ruby
9 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) Python
10 1 (0.11%) RPG
10 1 (0.11%) Perl
10 1 (0.11%) Scala
10 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 118 (13.41%) ISTQB
2 109 (12.39%) ISEB
3 77 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 57 (6.48%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (3.98%) Degree
7 21 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.91%) MCITP
11 8 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.45%) PMP
14 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.11%) CCNA
15 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.11%) PhD
15 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (15.91%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.45%) FATCA
3 4 (0.45%) EMIR
4 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.23%) HL7
5 2 (0.23%) Basel III
5 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 160 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.68%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) Control-M
4 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 107 (12.16%) HP
2 82 (9.32%) SAP
3 69 (7.84%) Oracle
4 49 (5.57%) Microsoft
5 20 (2.27%) Cisco
6 16 (1.82%) IBM
6 16 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.14%) Informatica
7 10 (1.14%) Murex
8 8 (0.91%) Citrix
9 7 (0.80%) Teradata
9 7 (0.80%) RedPrairie
9 7 (0.80%) F5
10 6 (0.68%) VMware
10 6 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.68%) JDA
10 6 (0.68%) Calypso
11 5 (0.57%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.45%) Microgen
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