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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 248 248 249
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 476 463 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 0.92% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.97% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 297 236
Median daily rate £438 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £347 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
UK

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
47502 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -23 202 £475 - 17
South East +11 79 £413 -2.94% 10
North West -32 40 £449 +19.66% 2
Yorkshire +33 33 £425 +8.97% 2
East Midlands +24 29 £431 +7.81%
East of England +21 27 £450 +12.50% 3
South West -8 27 £450 -6.25% 6
West Midlands -4 22 £400 -3.03% 6
North East -30 14 £375 -31.81%
Midlands -2 3 £500 -
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 322 (35.08%) Test Management
2 291 (31.70%) Test Strategy
3 290 (31.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 212 (23.09%) Finance
5 203 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 156 (16.99%) QA
8 133 (14.49%) Security Cleared
9 125 (13.62%) Test Scripting
10 119 (12.96%) Banking
11 117 (12.75%) Defect Management
12 102 (11.11%) Integration Testing
13 100 (10.89%) ISTQB
13 100 (10.89%) Migration
14 99 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
15 97 (10.57%) System Integration Testing
16 93 (10.13%) SC Cleared
17 92 (10.02%) HP
18 89 (9.69%) Test Automation
19 84 (9.15%) ISEB
20 78 (8.50%) Oracle
21 77 (8.39%) Functional Testing
21 77 (8.39%) Test Planning
22 72 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
22 72 (7.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
22 72 (7.84%) Performance Testing
23 71 (7.73%) SQL
24 69 (7.52%) Retail
25 64 (6.97%) Microsoft
26 62 (6.75%) Waterfall

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 12 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.76%) Tuxedo
3 6 (0.65%) Apache
3 6 (0.65%) CMS
4 5 (0.54%) IIS
4 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.44%) SAS
6 3 (0.33%) Confluence
6 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
8 1 (0.11%) MTS
Applications
1 29 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.74%) MS Office
3 15 (1.63%) MS Project
4 9 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Mingle
5 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.44%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.98%) SaaS
2 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.54%) IaaS
4 5 (0.54%) Taleo
5 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.33%) Office 365
5 3 (0.33%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.87%) LAN
2 7 (0.76%) Internet
2 7 (0.76%) ZigBee
3 6 (0.65%) WAN
4 4 (0.44%) Firewall
4 4 (0.44%) VoIP
5 3 (0.33%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.22%) Skype
6 2 (0.22%) WLAN
7 1 (0.11%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) Network Security
7 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.11%) VLAN
7 1 (0.11%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.11%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.87%) Big Data
5 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.44%) Essbase
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.33%) MySQL
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) DB2
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.22%) QlikView
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.11%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 61 (6.64%) JIRA
2 45 (4.90%) Selenium
3 33 (3.59%) HP UFT
4 31 (3.38%) SoapUI
5 22 (2.40%) LoadRunner
6 14 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.20%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.87%) TestDirector
8 8 (0.87%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.65%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.65%) JMeter
10 6 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.65%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.54%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.54%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.54%) Testopia
11 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.44%) Ranorex
General
1 212 (23.09%) Finance
2 119 (12.96%) Banking
3 69 (7.52%) Retail
4 37 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.98%) Electronics
9 9 (0.98%) Front Office
9 9 (0.98%) Marketing
10 8 (0.87%) Billing
11 7 (0.76%) Legal
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.54%) Law
13 4 (0.44%) Back Office
14 3 (0.33%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Games
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.14%) XML
2 23 (2.51%) SOAP
3 19 (2.07%) Web Services
4 12 (1.31%) Gherkin
5 9 (0.98%) XML Messaging
6 8 (0.87%) .NET
7 5 (0.54%) Middleware
7 5 (0.54%) XSD
8 4 (0.44%) REST
9 3 (0.33%) HTML
10 2 (0.22%) JSON
11 1 (0.11%) CGI
11 1 (0.11%) Google Closure
11 1 (0.11%) Murex MxML
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 1 (0.11%) Qt
11 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.11%) Spring
11 1 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (1.96%) Smart Meter
4 16 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.31%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.09%) Biometrics
6 10 (1.09%) Derivative
7 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.98%) User Experience
8 8 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.65%) Equities
11 5 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.44%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.44%) NHS
12 4 (0.44%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.33%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.33%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.33%) EPoS
13 3 (0.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (4.14%) Linux
2 28 (3.05%) Windows
3 18 (1.96%) Unix
4 12 (1.31%) VME
5 8 (0.87%) AIX
5 8 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.44%) Android
7 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.44%) CentOS
8 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (35.08%) Test Management
2 291 (31.70%) Test Strategy
3 290 (31.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 203 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 125 (13.62%) Test Scripting
7 117 (12.75%) Defect Management
8 102 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 100 (10.89%) Migration
10 97 (10.57%) System Integration Testing
11 89 (9.69%) Test Automation
12 77 (8.39%) Functional Testing
12 77 (8.39%) Test Planning
13 72 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
13 72 (7.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 72 (7.84%) Performance Testing
14 62 (6.75%) Waterfall
15 59 (6.43%) Project Management
16 53 (5.77%) SDLC
17 48 (5.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (7.73%) SQL
2 40 (4.36%) Java
3 19 (2.07%) C#
4 12 (1.31%) Bash Shell
4 12 (1.31%) Python
5 11 (1.20%) C
6 10 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.87%) COBOL
8 7 (0.76%) Ruby
9 6 (0.65%) PHP
10 5 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.44%) VB
12 2 (0.22%) C++
13 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.11%) Groovy
13 1 (0.11%) Perl
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 100 (10.89%) ISTQB
3 93 (10.13%) SC Cleared
4 84 (9.15%) ISEB
5 33 (3.59%) DV Cleared
5 33 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (1.85%) Degree
8 15 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.76%) PMP
10 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.11%) APMP
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (16.99%) QA
2 9 (0.98%) SLA
3 7 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.65%) MiFID
5 4 (0.44%) COBIT
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.33%) GxP
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.22%) EMIR
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.22%) SDET
8 1 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (0.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
2 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) KVM
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.09%) Puppet
3 6 (0.65%) Ansible
3 6 (0.65%) SCCM
4 5 (0.54%) vRealize
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 92 (10.02%) HP
2 78 (8.50%) Oracle
3 64 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 59 (6.43%) SAP
5 15 (1.63%) Citrix
6 14 (1.53%) Calypso
7 10 (1.09%) VMware
8 9 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.87%) Micro Focus
9 8 (0.87%) webMethods
10 6 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.65%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.65%) IBM
11 5 (0.54%) Cisco
11 5 (0.54%) Murex
12 4 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.44%) Compaq
12 4 (0.44%) ICL
12 4 (0.44%) Informatica
12 4 (0.44%) Rally
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £320 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Rate: From £375 to £420 per day Daily Rate: £375 - £420 p/d (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £000 - £1 per day + Great Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Suffolk
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago