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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 242 228 185
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 460 415 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 0.88% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.95% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 269 290
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £16.11 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.60 £16.11 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 +39 237 £475 -8.65% 26
South East -6 91 £400 -0.12% 12
South West +12 56 £410 +3.67% 9
North West +4 29 £425 -5.55% 8
East of England -17 15 £395 -4.24% 5
Yorkshire -52 15 £408 +5.84% 2
East Midlands +5 14 £350 +9.37% 3
West Midlands -24 4 £440 +10.00% 1
Midlands +3 1 - -
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 302 (36.65%) Test Management
2 263 (31.92%) Test Strategy
3 252 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 236 (28.64%) Finance
5 163 (19.78%) Banking
6 138 (16.75%) HP Quality Center
7 129 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (13.96%) ISTQB
8 115 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 110 (13.35%) QA
10 109 (13.23%) Test Scripting
11 107 (12.99%) HP
12 104 (12.62%) ISEB
13 96 (11.65%) Project Management
14 87 (10.56%) Oracle
15 84 (10.19%) Security Cleared
16 81 (9.83%) SQL
17 72 (8.74%) Migration
18 70 (8.50%) Test Automation
18 70 (8.50%) Test Planning
19 67 (8.13%) SAP
20 64 (7.77%) Software Testing
21 63 (7.65%) .NET
22 60 (7.28%) Microsoft
22 60 (7.28%) Integration Testing
23 58 (7.04%) QuickTest Pro
24 56 (6.80%) PRINCE2
24 56 (6.80%) SC Cleared
24 56 (6.80%) Retail
25 55 (6.67%) Investment Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.46%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.21%) Lync
3 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.24%) Confluence
6 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) IIS
7 1 (0.12%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.28%) MS Office
3 26 (3.16%) MS Project
4 19 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.21%) Agresso
3 6 (0.73%) Summit
4 5 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.36%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.12%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.12%) Office 365
1 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.94%) Firewall
2 10 (1.21%) MPLS
3 8 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (0.97%) BGP
3 8 (0.97%) SAN
3 8 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (0.85%) Internet
5 6 (0.73%) Network Security
6 5 (0.61%) LAN
6 5 (0.61%) WAN
6 5 (0.61%) DVB
6 5 (0.61%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.61%) GGSN
6 5 (0.61%) SGSN
7 4 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.49%) LTE
7 4 (0.49%) 3GPP
7 4 (0.49%) 4G
8 3 (0.36%) 3G
8 3 (0.36%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.58%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.73%) Big Data
5 5 (0.61%) DataStage
6 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.36%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.24%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.24%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.24%) MySQL
7 2 (0.24%) DB2
7 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (7.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 40 (4.85%) JIRA
3 39 (4.73%) LoadRunner
4 37 (4.49%) Selenium
5 19 (2.31%) WebDriver
5 19 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.94%) JMeter
7 15 (1.82%) TestDirector
8 9 (1.09%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.73%) WinRunner
11 5 (0.61%) Rational Functional Tester
12 4 (0.49%) Sahi
12 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.36%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.36%) JUnit
13 3 (0.36%) Rational Robot
13 3 (0.36%) RequisitePro
13 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 236 (28.64%) Finance
2 163 (19.78%) Banking
3 56 (6.80%) Retail
4 55 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.83%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.33%) Back Office
9 10 (1.21%) Billing
9 10 (1.21%) Legal
10 8 (0.97%) Marketing
10 8 (0.97%) Advertising
11 7 (0.85%) Front Office
12 6 (0.73%) Automotive
13 4 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.49%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.49%) Electronics
14 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (7.65%) .NET
2 27 (3.28%) HTML
3 25 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 22 (2.67%) JSP
4 22 (2.67%) XML
5 10 (1.21%) SOAP
6 5 (0.61%) Web Services
7 4 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.49%) Middleware
8 3 (0.36%) REST
8 3 (0.36%) CSS
8 3 (0.36%) OLE
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.24%) Ajax
9 2 (0.24%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.24%) DHTML
9 2 (0.24%) XSL
10 1 (0.12%) JMS
10 1 (0.12%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.12%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 22 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.43%) Derivative
3 18 (2.18%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.58%) IPTV
4 13 (1.58%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.21%) STB
5 10 (1.21%) NHS
5 10 (1.21%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.21%) Fixed Income
6 8 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 8 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (0.85%) DTV
7 7 (0.85%) Equities
8 6 (0.73%) Open Source
8 6 (0.73%) Video on Demand
8 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.61%) PMI
9 5 (0.61%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.61%) Statistics
9 5 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 39 (4.73%) Windows
2 37 (4.49%) UNIX
3 24 (2.91%) Linux
4 11 (1.33%) Windows NT
5 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.73%) Android
7 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (36.65%) Test Management
2 263 (31.92%) Test Strategy
3 252 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 129 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 109 (13.23%) Test Scripting
7 96 (11.65%) Project Management
8 72 (8.74%) Migration
9 70 (8.50%) Test Automation
9 70 (8.50%) Test Planning
10 64 (7.77%) Software Testing
11 60 (7.28%) Integration Testing
12 56 (6.80%) PRINCE2
13 50 (6.07%) Performance Testing
14 48 (5.83%) System Testing
15 37 (4.49%) Functional Testing
16 35 (4.25%) Waterfall
16 35 (4.25%) Regression Testing
17 34 (4.13%) CRM
18 32 (3.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.83%) SQL
2 37 (4.49%) C#
3 30 (3.64%) Java
4 24 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.67%) VB
6 15 (1.82%) C
7 11 (1.33%) VBScript
8 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.61%) RPG
9 5 (0.61%) VBA
10 3 (0.36%) C++
10 3 (0.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.24%) Ruby
11 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) Python
12 1 (0.12%) Perl
12 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 115 (13.96%) ISTQB
2 104 (12.62%) ISEB
3 84 (10.19%) Security Cleared
4 56 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 36 (4.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 34 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 31 (3.76%) Degree
9 20 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (2.18%) PMI Certification
11 15 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
12 14 (1.70%) PMP
13 10 (1.21%) MCITP
13 10 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.61%) CISSP
15 5 (0.61%) CCNA
16 4 (0.49%) CEH
17 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (13.35%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) FATCA
3 5 (0.61%) EMIR
3 5 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.61%) SLA
4 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (0.97%) 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
1 138 (16.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.97%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.12%) Control-M
5 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.12%) SCCM
5 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 107 (12.99%) HP
2 87 (10.56%) Oracle
3 67 (8.13%) SAP
4 60 (7.28%) Microsoft
5 23 (2.79%) Cisco
6 18 (2.18%) Murex
7 15 (1.82%) IBM
8 14 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.58%) Citrix
10 12 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.09%) F5
12 8 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.61%) Verint
13 5 (0.61%) Calypso
14 4 (0.49%) VMware
14 4 (0.49%) Business Objects
14 4 (0.49%) Adobe
14 4 (0.49%) Cognos
14 4 (0.49%) Informatica
14 4 (0.49%) Cerner
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 2 Months + extension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £435 - £535 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Church International
Rate: Please enquire for details
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive- dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400 - 425
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