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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 221 173 189
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 434 551 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 1.21% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.31% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 339 241
Average daily rate
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£425 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £28.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -31.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
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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
43519 42217 37082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.59% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27035 25524 21725
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1808 2037
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 -68 165 £475 - 21
South East -11 118 £410 +5.80% 21
South West -6 47 £425 -5.55% 5
North West -4 29 £400 +10.72% 6
East of England +14 25 £444 -9.89% 1
Yorkshire -32 20 £413 +7.07% 12
East Midlands +1 15 £356 +11.32% 3
West Midlands -8 11 £420 -1.17% 7
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 330 (37.54%) Test Management
2 290 (32.99%) Test Strategy
3 276 (31.40%) Finance
4 271 (30.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 177 (20.14%) Banking
6 172 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
7 137 (15.59%) QA
8 128 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 125 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (12.29%) ISEB
10 108 (12.29%) ISTQB
11 100 (11.38%) Test Scripting
11 100 (11.38%) HP
12 92 (10.47%) Migration
13 84 (9.56%) Project Management
14 75 (8.53%) SAP
15 70 (7.96%) SQL
16 69 (7.85%) Security Cleared
17 68 (7.74%) Integration Testing
17 68 (7.74%) Software Testing
18 67 (7.62%) System Testing
19 65 (7.39%) Oracle
19 65 (7.39%) Telecoms
20 58 (6.60%) Performance Testing
20 58 (6.60%) Regression Testing
21 56 (6.37%) Investment Banking
21 56 (6.37%) Test Planning
22 55 (6.26%) PRINCE2
23 54 (6.14%) Microsoft
24 52 (5.92%) .NET

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 18 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.02%) Lync
3 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.57%) CMS
4 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.34%) Drupal
5 3 (0.34%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.34%) JBoss
5 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
Applications
1 39 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.28%) MS Office
3 16 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.71%) MS Project
5 10 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.02%) Agresso
3 6 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.23%) Summit
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.11%) IaaS
2 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.48%) Firewall
2 8 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (0.91%) BGP
2 8 (0.91%) MPLS
2 8 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (0.68%) Network Security
4 5 (0.57%) ATM
4 5 (0.57%) LAN
4 5 (0.57%) WAN
4 5 (0.57%) SAN
5 4 (0.46%) DVB
5 4 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.34%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.34%) GGSN
6 3 (0.34%) SGSN
6 3 (0.34%) PBX
6 3 (0.34%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.34%) Internet
7 2 (0.23%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.80%) DataStage
5 7 (0.80%) Big Data
6 6 (0.68%) QlikView
7 3 (0.34%) DB2
7 3 (0.34%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (5.57%) JIRA
2 47 (5.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (3.75%) Selenium
3 33 (3.75%) LoadRunner
4 15 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.48%) TestDirector
6 10 (1.14%) WebDriver
7 9 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.02%) JMeter
8 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.68%) WinRunner
10 5 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.46%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.34%) MSTest
12 3 (0.34%) Sahi
12 3 (0.34%) RequisitePro
12 3 (0.34%) Rational Robot
12 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 276 (31.40%) Finance
2 177 (20.14%) Banking
3 65 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 56 (6.37%) Investment Banking
5 46 (5.23%) Retail
6 15 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.37%) Billing
8 10 (1.14%) Legal
9 9 (1.02%) Back Office
10 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.80%) Marketing
11 7 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.80%) Front Office
11 7 (0.80%) Advertising
12 4 (0.46%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.92%) .NET
2 23 (2.62%) XML
3 13 (1.48%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.37%) HTML
5 10 (1.14%) JSP
6 9 (1.02%) SOAP
7 4 (0.46%) Web Services
7 4 (0.46%) WebCenter
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.23%) Middleware
9 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.23%) REST
10 1 (0.11%) HTML5
10 1 (0.11%) Mason
10 1 (0.11%) RESTful
10 1 (0.11%) XMPP
10 1 (0.11%) Ajax
10 1 (0.11%) WCF
10 1 (0.11%) XSL
10 1 (0.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.05%) Derivative
4 17 (1.93%) NHS
5 13 (1.48%) Smart Meter
5 13 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.37%) IPTV
7 11 (1.25%) Credit Risk
7 11 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.02%) STB
10 7 (0.80%) Equities
10 7 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.68%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.57%) FMCG
12 5 (0.57%) Statistics
12 5 (0.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (0.57%) PMI
12 5 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.53%) UNIX
2 24 (2.73%) Linux
3 22 (2.50%) Windows
4 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.80%) Android
6 6 (0.68%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.23%) AIX
8 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (37.54%) Test Management
2 290 (32.99%) Test Strategy
3 271 (30.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 128 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (11.38%) Test Scripting
7 92 (10.47%) Migration
8 84 (9.56%) Project Management
9 68 (7.74%) Integration Testing
9 68 (7.74%) Software Testing
10 67 (7.62%) System Testing
11 58 (6.60%) Performance Testing
11 58 (6.60%) Regression Testing
12 56 (6.37%) Test Planning
13 55 (6.26%) PRINCE2
14 51 (5.80%) Test Automation
15 43 (4.89%) ITIL
16 36 (4.10%) Mentoring
16 36 (4.10%) Functional Testing
17 35 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.96%) SQL
2 21 (2.39%) Java
3 19 (2.16%) C#
4 11 (1.25%) C
5 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.80%) VBScript
7 6 (0.68%) VB
7 6 (0.68%) VBA
8 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.46%) PHP
9 4 (0.46%) C++
10 3 (0.34%) Ruby
11 2 (0.23%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.23%) Scala
11 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.11%) R
12 1 (0.11%) Python
12 1 (0.11%) RPG
12 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 108 (12.29%) ISEB
1 108 (12.29%) ISTQB
2 69 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 45 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (4.44%) Degree
6 23 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (1.93%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.48%) PMP
12 9 (1.02%) VCP4
13 6 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.68%) MCITP
14 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (15.59%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 5 (0.57%) FATCA
3 4 (0.46%) EMIR
3 4 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.23%) Basel III
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 9 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 172 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.91%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.23%) Control-M
5 2 (0.23%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (11.38%) HP
2 75 (8.53%) SAP
3 65 (7.39%) Oracle
4 54 (6.14%) Microsoft
5 23 (2.62%) Cisco
6 17 (1.93%) Murex
7 13 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.48%) IBM
8 11 (1.25%) Informatica
9 9 (1.02%) F5
9 9 (1.02%) Citrix
10 8 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.80%) Teradata
12 5 (0.57%) Calypso
12 5 (0.57%) VMware
13 4 (0.46%) Marketo
13 4 (0.46%) Cerner
13 4 (0.46%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.46%) SunGard
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