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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 252 206 172
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 404 484 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 1.01% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.08% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 295 429
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -56 173 £465 -2.10% 23
South East +2 94 £400 -5.88% 13
South West -32 31 £418 +28.46% 1
East of England -10 28 £438 +9.37% 9
Yorkshire +4 21 £390 +4.00% 5
East Midlands -5 21 £413 +25.95% 2
North West -13 19 £380 -10.58% 12
West Midlands -21 10 £400 - 1
Midlands +4 3 - - 1
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 266 (32.72%) Test Management
2 254 (31.24%) Test Strategy
3 220 (27.06%) Finance
4 216 (26.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 139 (17.10%) Banking
6 135 (16.61%) ISTQB
6 135 (16.61%) Security Cleared
7 132 (16.24%) Test Scripting
8 125 (15.38%) Oracle
9 117 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 116 (14.27%) ISEB
11 114 (14.02%) HP
11 114 (14.02%) SC Cleared
12 103 (12.67%) QA
13 98 (12.05%) HP Quality Center
14 80 (9.84%) Test Automation
15 79 (9.72%) SQL
16 76 (9.35%) Project Management
17 74 (9.10%) .NET
18 64 (7.87%) SAP
19 61 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
19 61 (7.50%) Performance Testing
20 59 (7.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 58 (7.13%) Investment Banking
22 57 (7.01%) Microsoft
23 56 (6.89%) Retail
24 54 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
25 53 (6.52%) Integration Testing
26 51 (6.27%) C#
26 51 (6.27%) Windows

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.23%) IIS
4 10 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.49%) SAS
6 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.37%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.25%) Confluence
7 2 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.12%) Node.js
8 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 26 (3.20%) MS Project
2 23 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.09%) MS Office
4 11 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.86%) Agresso
4 5 (0.62%) Summit
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.37%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.25%) Maximo
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.12%) SaaS
1 1 (0.12%) Office 365
1 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.97%) SAN
2 12 (1.48%) Internet
3 7 (0.86%) IP Telephony
4 6 (0.74%) Firewall
4 6 (0.74%) GGSN
4 6 (0.74%) SGSN
4 6 (0.74%) LTE
5 5 (0.62%) DNS
5 5 (0.62%) WAN
6 4 (0.49%) LAN
6 4 (0.49%) 3GPP
6 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.49%) Wireless
7 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.37%) 4G
7 3 (0.37%) Extranet
7 3 (0.37%) 3G
7 3 (0.37%) UMTS
8 2 (0.25%) DHCP
8 2 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 27 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.37%) DB2
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.25%) QlikView
7 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.25%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.25%) DataStage
7 2 (0.25%) MySQL
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 61 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 33 (4.06%) LoadRunner
3 27 (3.32%) JIRA
3 27 (3.32%) Selenium
4 13 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.60%) WebDriver
5 11 (1.35%) JMeter
6 10 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 7 (0.86%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.37%) Maven
8 3 (0.37%) JUnit
8 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.25%) WATIR
9 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.25%) MSTest
9 2 (0.25%) Sahi
9 2 (0.25%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (0.25%) WinRunner
General
1 220 (27.06%) Finance
2 139 (17.10%) Banking
3 58 (7.13%) Investment Banking
4 56 (6.89%) Retail
5 34 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.34%) Back Office
7 15 (1.85%) Front Office
8 14 (1.72%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.48%) Billing
10 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.86%) Advertising
13 6 (0.74%) Local Government
14 5 (0.62%) Legal
15 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.49%) Automotive
16 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.37%) Publishing
16 3 (0.37%) Marketing
17 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.10%) .NET
2 40 (4.92%) HTML
3 36 (4.43%) ASP.NET
3 36 (4.43%) JSP
4 21 (2.58%) XML
5 13 (1.60%) SOAP
5 13 (1.60%) Web Services
6 10 (1.23%) Middleware
7 4 (0.49%) OLE
8 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.37%) REST
9 2 (0.25%) Mason
9 2 (0.25%) Ajax
9 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) J2EE
10 1 (0.12%) DHTML
10 1 (0.12%) WF
10 1 (0.12%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 21 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 15 (1.85%) Equities
3 14 (1.72%) Derivative
4 12 (1.48%) FMCG
5 11 (1.35%) IVR
5 11 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.11%) Open Source
7 8 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (0.86%) Statistics
9 5 (0.62%) CESG
9 5 (0.62%) NHS
10 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.37%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.27%) Windows
2 34 (4.18%) UNIX
3 11 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.11%) Linux
5 7 (0.86%) Windows NT
5 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.49%) Android
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.25%) AIX
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (32.72%) Test Management
2 254 (31.24%) Test Strategy
3 216 (26.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (16.24%) Test Scripting
5 117 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 80 (9.84%) Test Automation
7 76 (9.35%) Project Management
8 61 (7.50%) Performance Testing
9 54 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (6.52%) Integration Testing
11 50 (6.15%) Migration
12 49 (6.03%) CRM
13 46 (5.66%) Waterfall
14 44 (5.41%) Software Testing
15 33 (4.06%) Scrum
16 30 (3.69%) PRINCE2
17 29 (3.57%) Regression Testing
18 27 (3.32%) ERP
18 27 (3.32%) Automated Testing
18 27 (3.32%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (9.72%) SQL
2 51 (6.27%) C#
3 43 (5.29%) VB
4 42 (5.17%) Java
5 38 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.11%) C
7 7 (0.86%) VBScript
8 6 (0.74%) RPG
9 5 (0.62%) VBA
10 4 (0.49%) C++
10 4 (0.49%) Perl
11 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.25%) Python
11 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.25%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.25%) Ruby
11 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.12%) Tcl
12 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (16.61%) ISTQB
1 135 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 116 (14.27%) ISEB
3 114 (14.02%) SC Cleared
4 59 (7.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 37 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 30 (3.69%) Degree
7 26 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.09%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (1.85%) CCNA
10 9 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.11%) MCITP
11 7 (0.86%) CISSP
12 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.74%) CEH
13 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.62%) CCNP
14 4 (0.49%) MCSE
14 4 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (12.67%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.37%) EMIR
4 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) FATCA
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) XenApp
3 1 (0.12%) XenServer
3 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 98 (12.05%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.12%) Nessus
4 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 125 (15.38%) Oracle
2 114 (14.02%) HP
3 64 (7.87%) SAP
4 57 (7.01%) Microsoft
5 14 (1.72%) IBM
6 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.11%) Verint
7 9 (1.11%) Citrix
8 8 (0.98%) Cisco
9 7 (0.86%) Genesys
9 7 (0.86%) Empirix
9 7 (0.86%) Siemens
10 6 (0.74%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.62%) VMware
12 4 (0.49%) Teradata
12 4 (0.49%) CA
12 4 (0.49%) Avaya
12 4 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.49%) Cognos
12 4 (0.49%) Murex
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