The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 330 250 253
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 307 461 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.92% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.97% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 305 288
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -42 133 £475 - 16
South East +3 55 £400 +1.26% 11
North West -11 28 £358 -24.73% 5
West Midlands -24 26 £425 - 6
South West +6 23 £463 +23.33% 1
East Midlands -10 17 £450 +13.92% 1
Yorkshire -21 12 £450 - 4
East of England -7 6 £425 -5.55% 1
Midlands +4 2 - -
North East -61 1 - -
Test Manager
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 232 (33.43%) Test Strategy
2 214 (30.84%) Finance
3 189 (27.23%) Test Management
4 183 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 123 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (16.28%) Banking
8 108 (15.56%) Test Scripting
9 87 (12.54%) QA
10 79 (11.38%) Migration
11 77 (11.10%) Defect Management
12 72 (10.37%) Retail
13 65 (9.37%) HP
14 64 (9.22%) ISEB
14 64 (9.22%) Integration Testing
15 60 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
16 59 (8.50%) ISTQB
16 59 (8.50%) System Integration Testing
17 58 (8.36%) Test Planning
18 57 (8.21%) Functional Testing
19 54 (7.78%) JIRA
19 54 (7.78%) Security Cleared
20 53 (7.64%) Test Automation
21 52 (7.49%) Oracle
22 49 (7.06%) Selenium
23 47 (6.77%) Microsoft
24 46 (6.63%) Non-Functional Testing
25 44 (6.34%) Waterfall
25 44 (6.34%) Retail Banking
25 44 (6.34%) SAP

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.44%) Confluence
2 7 (1.01%) CMS
3 6 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.58%) CICS
5 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.29%) Mule
6 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.44%) MS Office
2 10 (1.44%) MS Project
3 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 21 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.58%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.43%) HFM
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.29%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle iStore
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.58%) Office 365
2 4 (0.58%) SaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.87%) Internet
2 10 (1.44%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.58%) PPP
4 3 (0.43%) ATM
4 3 (0.43%) BGP
4 3 (0.43%) HSRP
4 3 (0.43%) MPLS
4 3 (0.43%) OSPF
4 3 (0.43%) Skype
5 2 (0.29%) FTP
5 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) HTTP
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
6 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.14%) VoIP
6 1 (0.14%) WAN
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.73%) MySQL
3 10 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.86%) Big Data
5 5 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (7.78%) JIRA
2 49 (7.06%) Selenium
3 15 (2.16%) Cucumber
3 15 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.02%) HP UFT
4 14 (2.02%) WebDriver
5 13 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.73%) JUnit
6 12 (1.73%) LoadRunner
6 12 (1.73%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.30%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.15%) JMeter
8 8 (1.15%) TestComplete
9 6 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.72%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.58%) Maven
11 4 (0.58%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.43%) MSI
12 3 (0.43%) MSTest
General
1 214 (30.84%) Finance
2 113 (16.28%) Banking
3 72 (10.37%) Retail
4 44 (6.34%) Retail Banking
5 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.59%) Legal
8 9 (1.30%) Back Office
9 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.86%) Local Government
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
11 5 (0.72%) Law
12 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.43%) Billing
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) Military
13 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.02%) .NET
1 14 (2.02%) Web Services
2 10 (1.44%) XML
3 9 (1.30%) Gherkin
4 7 (1.01%) Middleware
5 6 (0.86%) SOAP
6 5 (0.72%) REST
7 4 (0.58%) Ajax
7 4 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.58%) Drools
7 4 (0.58%) J2EE
7 4 (0.58%) Java EE
7 4 (0.58%) RESTful
7 4 (0.58%) Spring
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.29%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.29%) Node.js
9 2 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.16%) Mobile App
3 11 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.44%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 6 (0.86%) Derivative
7 6 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.86%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.72%) Equities
8 5 (0.72%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.58%) FMCG
10 3 (0.43%) CMDB
10 3 (0.43%) EPoS
10 3 (0.43%) LIMS
10 3 (0.43%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.43%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.89%) Windows
2 20 (2.88%) Linux
3 18 (2.59%) Unix
4 14 (2.02%) AIX
5 13 (1.87%) Android
6 12 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.58%) HPUX
7 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (33.43%) Test Strategy
2 189 (27.23%) Test Management
3 183 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 123 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 108 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 79 (11.38%) Migration
8 77 (11.10%) Defect Management
9 64 (9.22%) Integration Testing
10 59 (8.50%) System Integration Testing
11 58 (8.36%) Test Planning
12 57 (8.21%) Functional Testing
13 53 (7.64%) Test Automation
14 46 (6.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 44 (6.34%) Scrum
15 44 (6.34%) Waterfall
16 41 (5.91%) ERP
17 40 (5.76%) Project Management
18 39 (5.62%) SDLC
19 37 (5.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.48%) Java
2 34 (4.90%) SQL
3 10 (1.44%) C
4 9 (1.30%) Python
5 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.86%) C#
7 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.58%) PHP
8 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.43%) VBScript
9 2 (0.29%) Lua
9 2 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.14%) COBOL
10 1 (0.14%) Perl
10 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (9.22%) ISEB
2 59 (8.50%) ISTQB
3 54 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.59%) Degree
7 10 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.43%) PMP
11 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CISM
13 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) CISA
13 1 (0.14%) CISSP
13 1 (0.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (12.54%) QA
2 7 (1.01%) SLA
3 5 (0.72%) EMIR
4 4 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) SDET
6 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) GxP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 60 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.43%) Puppet
2 3 (0.43%) SCCM
2 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.14%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (9.37%) HP
2 52 (7.49%) Oracle
3 47 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 44 (6.34%) SAP
5 9 (1.30%) Sybase
6 7 (1.01%) IBM
7 6 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.86%) Guidewire
8 5 (0.72%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.72%) webMethods
8 5 (0.72%) Workday
9 4 (0.58%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.58%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.58%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.58%) hybris
9 4 (0.58%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.43%) Capita
11 2 (0.29%) Northgate
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