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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 272 209 162
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 362 472 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.98% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.05% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 290 458
Average daily rate
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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 £300 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £391
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £46.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
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 £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -55 158 £450 -5.26% 21
South East +3 93 £395 -7.05% 11
South West -22 24 £418 +28.46% 3
East Midlands -2 21 £400 +21.21% 2
East of England -11 20 £406 +1.56% 8
North West -14 16 £375 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire 0 15 £400 +3.89% 5
West Midlands -26 9 £408 +1.87% 2
Midlands -2 2 - - 1
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 260 (33.16%) Test Management
2 245 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 214 (27.30%) Finance
4 207 (26.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 134 (17.09%) Test Scripting
6 131 (16.71%) Banking
7 129 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (16.45%) Security Cleared
8 123 (15.69%) ISTQB
9 119 (15.18%) Oracle
10 109 (13.90%) ISEB
11 107 (13.65%) HP
11 107 (13.65%) SC Cleared
12 102 (13.01%) QA
13 101 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 91 (11.61%) HP Quality Center
15 85 (10.84%) SQL
16 74 (9.44%) .NET
16 74 (9.44%) Test Automation
17 71 (9.06%) Project Management
18 61 (7.78%) SAP
19 60 (7.65%) Test Planning
20 56 (7.14%) Microsoft
20 56 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
21 54 (6.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 53 (6.76%) Retail
23 52 (6.63%) Migration
24 50 (6.38%) CRM
24 50 (6.38%) Performance Testing
25 49 (6.25%) Integration Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.66%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.15%) IIS
6 3 (0.38%) CMS
6 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.38%) Lync
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.26%) Confluence
7 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 26 (3.32%) MS Project
2 23 (2.93%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.04%) MS Office
5 10 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.89%) Agresso
4 6 (0.77%) Summit
5 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.38%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.13%) SaaS
1 1 (0.13%) Office 365
1 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.04%) SAN
2 12 (1.53%) Internet
3 6 (0.77%) GGSN
3 6 (0.77%) SGSN
3 6 (0.77%) LTE
4 5 (0.64%) Firewall
4 5 (0.64%) DNS
4 5 (0.64%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.51%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.51%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.38%) 3G
6 3 (0.38%) Extranet
6 3 (0.38%) UMTS
6 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.38%) WAN
6 3 (0.38%) 4G
7 2 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.26%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.26%) MGW
7 2 (0.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
1 27 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.40%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (0.38%) DB2
5 2 (0.26%) QlikView
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.26%) MySQL
5 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.26%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.26%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.26%) DataStage
6 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 56 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 31 (3.95%) LoadRunner
3 24 (3.06%) JIRA
3 24 (3.06%) Selenium
4 13 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.53%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.40%) JMeter
7 8 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.02%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.38%) JUnit
10 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.26%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.13%) Introscope
11 1 (0.13%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.13%) Toad
11 1 (0.13%) Ant
11 1 (0.13%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 214 (27.30%) Finance
2 131 (16.71%) Banking
3 53 (6.76%) Retail
4 49 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.04%) Back Office
7 12 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.53%) Front Office
8 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.15%) Billing
9 8 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.77%) Local Government
10 6 (0.77%) Advertising
11 5 (0.64%) Automotive
12 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Legal
13 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Marketing
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.44%) .NET
2 39 (4.97%) HTML
3 34 (4.34%) ASP.NET
3 34 (4.34%) JSP
4 23 (2.93%) XML
5 12 (1.53%) SOAP
6 11 (1.40%) Middleware
6 11 (1.40%) Web Services
7 4 (0.51%) OLE
8 3 (0.38%) CSS
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.38%) REST
8 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.26%) Ajax
9 2 (0.26%) Mason
9 2 (0.26%) J2EE
10 1 (0.13%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.13%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.13%) DHTML
10 1 (0.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (1.53%) FMCG
5 10 (1.28%) Derivative
6 9 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.15%) IVR
6 9 (1.15%) Open Source
6 9 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.02%) Equities
8 7 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (0.89%) User Experience
8 7 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.89%) NHS
9 6 (0.77%) Statistics
10 5 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.64%) CESG
11 4 (0.51%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.99%) Windows
2 35 (4.46%) UNIX
3 8 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.89%) Windows XP
4 7 (0.89%) Windows NT
4 7 (0.89%) Linux
5 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.51%) Android
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) AIX
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (33.16%) Test Management
2 245 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 207 (26.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 134 (17.09%) Test Scripting
5 129 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (9.44%) Test Automation
8 71 (9.06%) Project Management
9 60 (7.65%) Test Planning
10 52 (6.63%) Migration
11 50 (6.38%) CRM
11 50 (6.38%) Performance Testing
12 49 (6.25%) Integration Testing
13 42 (5.36%) Software Testing
14 40 (5.10%) Waterfall
15 31 (3.95%) PRINCE2
16 30 (3.83%) Scrum
17 27 (3.44%) ITIL
17 27 (3.44%) ERP
18 26 (3.32%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (10.84%) SQL
2 49 (6.25%) C#
3 42 (5.36%) Java
3 42 (5.36%) VB
4 37 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.40%) C
6 7 (0.89%) RPG
6 7 (0.89%) VBScript
7 5 (0.64%) VBA
8 4 (0.51%) C++
9 3 (0.38%) Perl
10 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.13%) Python
11 1 (0.13%) Scala
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 129 (16.45%) Security Cleared
2 123 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 109 (13.90%) ISEB
4 107 (13.65%) SC Cleared
5 54 (6.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 36 (4.59%) DV Cleared
7 29 (3.70%) Degree
8 22 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 17 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.91%) CCNA
12 10 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.15%) MCITP
14 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.89%) CISSP
15 6 (0.77%) CEH
15 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.77%) PMP
16 5 (0.64%) CCNP
17 4 (0.51%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (13.01%) QA
2 5 (0.64%) SLA
3 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.26%) FATCA
4 2 (0.26%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.13%) XenApp
3 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (11.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 119 (15.18%) Oracle
2 107 (13.65%) HP
3 61 (7.78%) SAP
4 56 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.66%) IBM
6 11 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.15%) Citrix
8 7 (0.89%) Verint
8 7 (0.89%) Cisco
9 6 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.64%) VMware
10 5 (0.64%) Genesys
10 5 (0.64%) Empirix
10 5 (0.64%) Siemens
10 5 (0.64%) Murex
11 4 (0.51%) Cognos
11 4 (0.51%) CA
12 3 (0.38%) Charles River
12 3 (0.38%) webMethods
12 3 (0.38%) Hyperion
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago