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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 182 252 211
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 673 399 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.86% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 235 296
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £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
50070 46545 44688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.85% 92.44% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32553 28721 27161
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1859 1841 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 +75 295 £463 -1.59% 35
South East -9 117 £425 +6.25% 14
North West +20 69 £398 +4.60% 9
South West +23 58 £409 -2.09% 4
Yorkshire -1 50 £417 +6.98% 6
West Midlands +20 33 £400 - 6
North East -7 20 £450 - 1
East of England -9 13 £400 -8.57% 2
East Midlands -18 10 £375 -6.25% 1
Midlands +4 4 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 401 (35.30%) Test Management
2 378 (33.27%) Test Strategy
3 331 (29.14%) Finance
4 306 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 205 (18.05%) Banking
6 203 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (15.40%) QA
8 170 (14.96%) HP Quality Center
9 169 (14.88%) Security Cleared
10 159 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 145 (12.76%) ISEB
12 137 (12.06%) ISTQB
13 132 (11.62%) Test Scripting
14 129 (11.36%) HP
15 121 (10.65%) SQL
16 117 (10.30%) SC Cleared
17 113 (9.95%) Software Testing
18 107 (9.42%) System Integration Testing
19 106 (9.33%) Oracle
19 106 (9.33%) Migration
19 106 (9.33%) Project Management
20 104 (9.15%) SAP
21 98 (8.63%) Test Automation
22 88 (7.75%) Integration Testing
23 86 (7.57%) Test Planning
24 81 (7.13%) Performance Testing
25 78 (6.87%) PRINCE2
26 70 (6.16%) Telecoms
27 68 (5.99%) Retail
28 63 (5.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (0.62%) SAS
1 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.44%) IIS
3 4 (0.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.18%) CMS
4 2 (0.18%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.088%) JBoss
5 1 (0.088%) Apache
5 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.088%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.088%) FileNet
5 1 (0.088%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.088%) Drupal
5 1 (0.088%) WordPress
5 1 (0.088%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.82%) MS Office
3 19 (1.67%) MS Project
4 16 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.97%) SAP HR
2 10 (0.88%) Agresso
3 9 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.53%) MultiFonds
7 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.44%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.44%) Primavera
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.35%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.35%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.97%) IaaS
2 7 (0.62%) SaaS
3 4 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.26%) Office 365
4 3 (0.26%) Taleo
5 2 (0.18%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.67%) Firewall
2 8 (0.70%) MPLS
2 8 (0.70%) BGP
3 7 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.44%) Internet
5 5 (0.44%) VoIP
6 4 (0.35%) DVB
7 3 (0.26%) SAN
7 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.18%) MVNO
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) HTTP
9 1 (0.088%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.088%) WAN
9 1 (0.088%) LDAP
9 1 (0.088%) ATM
9 1 (0.088%) Broadband
9 1 (0.088%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.76%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 14 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 7 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.35%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.35%) DataStage
8 4 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.26%) MySQL
10 2 (0.18%) DB2
10 2 (0.18%) OLAP
10 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.18%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.18%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 50 (4.40%) LoadRunner
2 41 (3.61%) HP UFT
3 36 (3.17%) Selenium
4 35 (3.08%) JIRA
5 22 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 16 (1.41%) WebDriver
7 16 (1.41%) JMeter
8 12 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.79%) LoadUI
11 8 (0.70%) JBehave
11 8 (0.70%) Subversion
12 6 (0.53%) ClearQuest
12 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.44%) JUnit
13 5 (0.44%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.44%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.35%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 331 (29.14%) Finance
2 205 (18.05%) Banking
3 70 (6.16%) Telecoms
4 68 (5.99%) Retail
5 55 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.58%) Billing
8 12 (1.06%) Front Office
8 12 (1.06%) General Ledger
9 9 (0.79%) Legal
10 7 (0.62%) Automotive
11 6 (0.53%) Back Office
11 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.53%) Publishing
12 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.44%) Marketing
13 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.31%) XML
2 36 (3.17%) .NET
3 16 (1.41%) SOAP
3 16 (1.41%) Middleware
4 15 (1.32%) Web Services
5 13 (1.14%) HTML
5 13 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.53%) XML Messaging
7 4 (0.35%) JSP
7 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.35%) WCF
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.18%) React
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.18%) LAMP
9 2 (0.18%) RESTful
9 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.18%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.50%) NHS
4 16 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (1.41%) Data Conversion
4 16 (1.41%) Smart Meter
5 15 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.06%) Equities
7 11 (0.97%) Derivative
8 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 9 (0.79%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.62%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.53%) Statistics
11 6 (0.53%) EPoS
11 6 (0.53%) iSeries
12 5 (0.44%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.44%) DTV
12 5 (0.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (2.99%) UNIX
2 31 (2.73%) Windows
3 18 (1.58%) Linux
4 16 (1.41%) VME
5 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.35%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.088%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.088%) zOS
9 1 (0.088%) Android
9 1 (0.088%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (35.30%) Test Management
2 378 (33.27%) Test Strategy
3 306 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 203 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 132 (11.62%) Test Scripting
7 113 (9.95%) Software Testing
8 107 (9.42%) System Integration Testing
9 106 (9.33%) Project Management
9 106 (9.33%) Migration
10 98 (8.63%) Test Automation
11 88 (7.75%) Integration Testing
12 86 (7.57%) Test Planning
13 81 (7.13%) Performance Testing
14 78 (6.87%) PRINCE2
15 63 (5.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 62 (5.46%) Non-Functional Testing
17 53 (4.67%) SDLC
18 50 (4.40%) Regression Testing
19 49 (4.31%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (10.65%) SQL
2 49 (4.31%) Java
3 23 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 23 (2.02%) Python
4 19 (1.67%) C++
5 18 (1.58%) COBOL
6 17 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.06%) C#
8 11 (0.97%) C
9 10 (0.88%) Perl
10 7 (0.62%) Ruby
11 5 (0.44%) VBScript
12 4 (0.35%) VB
12 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.18%) RPG
14 2 (0.18%) VBA
14 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.088%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 145 (12.76%) ISEB
3 137 (12.06%) ISTQB
4 117 (10.30%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 32 (2.82%) Degree
8 28 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 23 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.44%) PMP
12 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.18%) CISM
14 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.18%) MCITP
14 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (15.40%) QA
2 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.35%) GxP
3 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.26%) FATCA
4 3 (0.26%) P3O
4 3 (0.26%) MiFID
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) EMIR
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.088%) Basel II
6 1 (0.088%) Basel III
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.18%) Snort
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 170 (14.96%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.62%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.18%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.088%) Nessus
4 1 (0.088%) Nmap
4 1 (0.088%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (11.36%) HP
2 106 (9.33%) Oracle
3 104 (9.15%) SAP
4 46 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 35 (3.08%) IBM
6 16 (1.41%) VMware
7 13 (1.14%) Splunk
8 12 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
9 10 (0.88%) Cisco
9 10 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.88%) Remedy
10 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.70%) BMC
12 7 (0.62%) Murex
12 7 (0.62%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.62%) Informatica
12 7 (0.62%) F5
13 6 (0.53%) Siebel
14 5 (0.44%) Citrix
14 5 (0.44%) BT
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