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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 226 200 222
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 430 449 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.10% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 283 217
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£425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £344 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £67.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% -12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.50 - £32.50
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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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -35 181 £475 -7.31% 28
South East +17 101 £410 +2.50% 16
South West +16 62 £419 -6.94% 18
North West +6 30 £400 - 6
East of England +1 18 £519 +8.07% 4
East Midlands +20 16 £270 -15.62% 3
Yorkshire -39 15 £415 +7.72% 13
West Midlands -3 9 £440 +10.00% 2
Midlands - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 319 (37.93%) Test Management
2 285 (33.89%) Test Strategy
3 270 (32.10%) Finance
4 260 (30.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 165 (19.62%) HP Quality Center
5 165 (19.62%) Banking
6 134 (15.93%) QA
7 120 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
8 112 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 110 (13.08%) Test Scripting
10 101 (12.01%) HP
11 100 (11.89%) ISTQB
12 97 (11.53%) ISEB
13 87 (10.34%) Project Management
14 81 (9.63%) Security Cleared
15 79 (9.39%) Migration
16 76 (9.04%) SAP
17 75 (8.92%) SQL
18 73 (8.68%) Oracle
19 66 (7.85%) Integration Testing
19 66 (7.85%) Test Planning
20 64 (7.61%) .NET
20 64 (7.61%) Microsoft
20 64 (7.61%) Software Testing
21 63 (7.49%) Test Automation
22 59 (7.02%) Telecoms
23 57 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
24 56 (6.66%) PRINCE2
24 56 (6.66%) Performance Testing
24 56 (6.66%) System Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.31%) Lync
3 5 (0.59%) CMS
4 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.36%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.36%) Drupal
6 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.24%) JBoss
6 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.12%) IIS
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.50%) MS Office
3 18 (2.14%) MS Project
4 16 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.07%) Agresso
3 6 (0.71%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.48%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.24%) Summit
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.12%) assyst
8 1 (0.12%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.55%) Firewall
2 8 (0.95%) MPLS
2 8 (0.95%) BGP
2 8 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (0.71%) Internet
3 6 (0.71%) Unified Communications
3 6 (0.71%) Network Security
4 5 (0.59%) LAN
4 5 (0.59%) SAN
4 5 (0.59%) WAN
5 4 (0.48%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.48%) ATM
5 4 (0.48%) DVB
5 4 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.36%) GGSN
6 3 (0.36%) SGSN
6 3 (0.36%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.36%) PBX
7 2 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.71%) DataStage
4 6 (0.71%) Big Data
5 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.36%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.24%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.24%) DB2
6 2 (0.24%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 47 (5.59%) JIRA
3 43 (5.11%) Selenium
4 36 (4.28%) LoadRunner
5 18 (2.14%) WebDriver
6 17 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.78%) JMeter
8 14 (1.66%) TestDirector
9 9 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.71%) WinRunner
11 6 (0.71%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
13 4 (0.48%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.48%) Sahi
13 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.36%) Rational Robot
14 3 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 270 (32.10%) Finance
2 165 (19.62%) Banking
3 59 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 52 (6.18%) Investment Banking
5 46 (5.47%) Retail
6 13 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.19%) Legal
7 10 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.07%) Billing
8 9 (1.07%) Back Office
9 8 (0.95%) Marketing
10 7 (0.83%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.83%) Advertising
11 6 (0.71%) Front Office
12 5 (0.59%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.61%) .NET
2 21 (2.50%) XML
3 20 (2.38%) HTML
4 19 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.90%) JSP
6 10 (1.19%) SOAP
7 5 (0.59%) Web Services
8 3 (0.36%) REST
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 3 (0.36%) CSS
9 2 (0.24%) XSL
9 2 (0.24%) DHTML
9 2 (0.24%) Ajax
9 2 (0.24%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.12%) Mason
10 1 (0.12%) HTML5
10 1 (0.12%) WCF
10 1 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.14%) Derivative
4 15 (1.78%) NHS
5 12 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.43%) IPTV
6 11 (1.31%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.19%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.07%) STB
9 8 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.71%) DTV
11 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.59%) Open Source
11 5 (0.59%) Statistics
11 5 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.59%) Equities
11 5 (0.59%) PMI
12 4 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.92%) UNIX
1 33 (3.92%) Windows
2 24 (2.85%) Linux
3 10 (1.19%) Windows NT
4 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.48%) Android
6 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.24%) AIX
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (37.93%) Test Management
2 285 (33.89%) Test Strategy
3 260 (30.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 120 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (13.08%) Test Scripting
7 87 (10.34%) Project Management
8 79 (9.39%) Migration
9 66 (7.85%) Integration Testing
9 66 (7.85%) Test Planning
10 64 (7.61%) Software Testing
11 63 (7.49%) Test Automation
12 56 (6.66%) PRINCE2
12 56 (6.66%) Performance Testing
12 56 (6.66%) System Testing
13 50 (5.95%) Regression Testing
14 40 (4.76%) ITIL
15 34 (4.04%) Waterfall
16 32 (3.80%) Release Management
17 31 (3.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (8.92%) SQL
2 28 (3.33%) C#
3 27 (3.21%) Java
4 17 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.66%) C
6 10 (1.19%) VBScript
6 10 (1.19%) VB
7 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.59%) VBA
9 4 (0.48%) C++
10 3 (0.36%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.36%) RPG
10 3 (0.36%) PHP
11 2 (0.24%) Python
11 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.24%) Ruby
11 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) R
12 1 (0.12%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (11.89%) ISTQB
2 97 (11.53%) ISEB
3 81 (9.63%) Security Cleared
4 56 (6.66%) SC Cleared
5 36 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (4.04%) Degree
7 29 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 27 (3.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (2.26%) PMI Certification
11 18 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
12 15 (1.78%) PMP
13 7 (0.83%) MCITP
13 7 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.12%) CIMA
16 1 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (15.93%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) FATCA
3 4 (0.48%) EMIR
3 4 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) Docker
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
4 1 (0.12%) XenServer
4 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 165 (19.62%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.95%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.24%) Control-M
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.24%) Puppet
3 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.12%) Nessus
4 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (12.01%) HP
2 76 (9.04%) SAP
3 73 (8.68%) Oracle
4 64 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 27 (3.21%) Cisco
6 18 (2.14%) Murex
7 16 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.31%) Citrix
8 11 (1.31%) IBM
9 9 (1.07%) F5
9 9 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.71%) VMware
12 5 (0.59%) Verint
12 5 (0.59%) Calypso
13 4 (0.48%) Adobe
13 4 (0.48%) Cerner
13 4 (0.48%) Informatica
13 4 (0.48%) Cognos
13 4 (0.48%) Business Objects
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Somerset
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
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Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 per day
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
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Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
TRG
Rate: 375-425 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £517 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
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Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
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Rate: £850 per day
Posted: 15 days ago