The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 197 171 162
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 551 480 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 1.11% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.20% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 273 423
Average daily rate £438 £434 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £36.25 £32.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.37% +11.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +6 267 £474 -1.30% 40
South East -10 109 £385 -5.23% 15
South West -16 40 £423 +5.75% 2
North West -4 39 £469 +10.29% 7
Yorkshire -16 34 £400 +23.07% 2
West Midlands -13 20 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England -30 20 £450 - 8
East Midlands -9 18 £400 +6.66% 2
North East - - - - 1
South Coast - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 314 (32.01%) Test Management
2 292 (29.77%) Test Strategy
3 274 (27.93%) Finance
4 235 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 209 (21.30%) Banking
6 161 (16.41%) Test Scripting
7 158 (16.11%) ISEB
8 151 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 149 (15.19%) QA
10 136 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
11 115 (11.72%) ISTQB
12 103 (10.50%) Security Cleared
13 95 (9.68%) Oracle
14 91 (9.28%) HP
15 90 (9.17%) Investment Banking
16 82 (8.36%) SC Cleared
17 81 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
18 80 (8.15%) Test Automation
19 74 (7.54%) SAP
20 72 (7.34%) Project Management
21 68 (6.93%) Performance Testing
21 68 (6.93%) Integration Testing
22 67 (6.83%) Software Testing
23 64 (6.52%) Telecoms
24 61 (6.22%) Migration
24 61 (6.22%) Retail
24 61 (6.22%) System Testing
25 60 (6.12%) LoadRunner
26 48 (4.89%) .NET
27 47 (4.79%) JIRA

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 7 (0.71%) IIS
4 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.41%) SAS
5 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.41%) CMS
6 3 (0.31%) Node.js
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) Lync
8 1 (0.10%) Confluence
8 1 (0.10%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.10%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.10%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.73%) MS Office
3 16 (1.63%) MS Project
4 13 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.53%) Agresso
2 7 (0.71%) Maximo
2 7 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) Magento
4 3 (0.31%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.31%) Endur
4 3 (0.31%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.22%) SaaS
2 9 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.33%) LAN
2 12 (1.22%) WAN
3 11 (1.12%) SAN
4 10 (1.02%) Internet
5 7 (0.71%) IP Telephony
5 7 (0.71%) Firewall
5 7 (0.71%) UMTS
6 6 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.61%) GSM
6 6 (0.61%) VoIP
7 5 (0.51%) LTE
7 5 (0.51%) FTP
8 4 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.41%) DNS
8 4 (0.41%) MPLS
9 3 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.31%) VLAN
9 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.31%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
2 23 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.61%) DataStage
6 4 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.20%) Big Data
8 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.20%) DB2
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.20%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.20%) QlikView
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.20%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (6.12%) LoadRunner
2 47 (4.79%) JIRA
3 46 (4.69%) Selenium
4 44 (4.49%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.83%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.33%) Maven
8 12 (1.22%) JUnit
9 11 (1.12%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.92%) TestDirector
11 7 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.61%) JMeter
13 5 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.51%) Sahi
13 5 (0.51%) Rational Performance Tester
13 5 (0.51%) WATIR
14 4 (0.41%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (0.41%) Rational Functional Tester
14 4 (0.41%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.31%) FitNesse
General
1 274 (27.93%) Finance
2 209 (21.30%) Banking
3 90 (9.17%) Investment Banking
4 64 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 61 (6.22%) Retail
6 28 (2.85%) Retail Banking
7 22 (2.24%) Back Office
8 19 (1.94%) Front Office
9 12 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.02%) Advertising
11 9 (0.92%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.82%) Billing
13 5 (0.51%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
14 4 (0.41%) Automotive
14 4 (0.41%) Marketing
15 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.31%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.89%) .NET
2 23 (2.34%) HTML
3 20 (2.04%) XML
4 17 (1.73%) Web Services
5 15 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.43%) JSP
7 13 (1.33%) Middleware
8 10 (1.02%) SOAP
9 8 (0.82%) HTML5
10 3 (0.31%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.31%) Visualforce
10 3 (0.31%) Mason
10 3 (0.31%) Sass
10 3 (0.31%) Mustache
11 2 (0.20%) J2EE
12 1 (0.10%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.10%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.10%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.10%) REST
12 1 (0.10%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (2.55%) Derivative
3 21 (2.14%) Mobile App
4 19 (1.94%) Equities
5 15 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 14 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.33%) Statistics
8 12 (1.22%) NHS
9 10 (1.02%) IVR
9 10 (1.02%) Market Risk
10 9 (0.92%) Open Source
10 9 (0.92%) AS400
11 8 (0.82%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.71%) PACS
13 6 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.61%) FMCG
13 6 (0.61%) iPad
14 5 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (0.51%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.28%) Windows
2 19 (1.94%) UNIX
3 18 (1.83%) Apple iOS
3 18 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.33%) Linux
5 10 (1.02%) Android
6 7 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.41%) VMS
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) zOS
11 1 (0.10%) HPUX
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (32.01%) Test Management
2 292 (29.77%) Test Strategy
3 235 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 161 (16.41%) Test Scripting
5 151 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (8.15%) Test Automation
8 72 (7.34%) Project Management
9 68 (6.93%) Performance Testing
9 68 (6.93%) Integration Testing
10 67 (6.83%) Software Testing
11 61 (6.22%) Migration
11 61 (6.22%) System Testing
12 46 (4.69%) PRINCE2
13 42 (4.28%) Automated Testing
14 39 (3.98%) Waterfall
14 39 (3.98%) ITIL
14 39 (3.98%) Scrum
15 38 (3.87%) E-Commerce
16 37 (3.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (4.59%) SQL
2 39 (3.98%) Java
3 20 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 14 (1.43%) C#
5 12 (1.22%) VBA
6 8 (0.82%) Ruby
7 7 (0.71%) VB
8 6 (0.61%) C
9 5 (0.51%) RPG
10 4 (0.41%) C++
10 4 (0.41%) Perl
11 3 (0.31%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.31%) PHP
11 3 (0.31%) Python
11 3 (0.31%) Tcl
12 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.10%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (16.11%) ISEB
2 115 (11.72%) ISTQB
3 103 (10.50%) Security Cleared
4 82 (8.36%) SC Cleared
5 40 (4.08%) Degree
6 26 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 23 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.71%) PMP
9 7 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.41%) APMP
12 3 (0.31%) CIMA
12 3 (0.31%) ACCA
12 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.31%) CCNA
13 1 (0.10%) CEH
13 1 (0.10%) MCITP
13 1 (0.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (15.19%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) EMIR
2 6 (0.61%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.51%) SLA
4 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) Basel III
6 2 (0.20%) FATCA
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) Basel II
7 1 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 10 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 136 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.20%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.10%) WSUS
5 1 (0.10%) MOM
Vendors
1 95 (9.68%) Oracle
2 91 (9.28%) HP
3 74 (7.54%) SAP
4 32 (3.26%) Microsoft
5 18 (1.83%) Citrix
6 17 (1.73%) IBM
7 12 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.02%) Murex
8 10 (1.02%) VMware
9 9 (0.92%) Cognos
10 8 (0.82%) Siebel
11 7 (0.71%) Remedy
11 7 (0.71%) Siemens
11 7 (0.71%) Empirix
11 7 (0.71%) Genesys
11 7 (0.71%) Cisco
11 7 (0.71%) Verint
12 6 (0.61%) Calypso
13 5 (0.51%) Lotus
14 4 (0.41%) CA
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Kings Lynn
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas 50
Rate: Up to £37,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago