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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 255 231 166
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 416 412 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.86% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.93% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 268 403
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£424 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £58.00 £31.56 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.80% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £20.74 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.60 £47.97 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+83.80% -6.50%
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
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +2 204 £475 -5.00% 28
South East +4 98 £400 -4.76% 10
North West -5 33 £405 -4.70% 4
South West -19 26 £400 +25.00% 12
East Midlands 0 16 £370 -10.57% 4
East of England -21 15 £375 - 6
West Midlands -10 11 £401 -2.72% 4
Yorkshire -27 10 £400 +3.89% 6
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 305 (37.06%) Test Management
2 273 (33.17%) Test Strategy
3 247 (30.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 227 (27.58%) Finance
5 150 (18.23%) Banking
6 135 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (15.43%) Test Scripting
8 126 (15.31%) ISTQB
9 117 (14.22%) Oracle
10 115 (13.97%) QA
11 114 (13.85%) HP Quality Center
11 114 (13.85%) HP
12 113 (13.73%) ISEB
13 110 (13.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 103 (12.52%) Security Cleared
15 87 (10.57%) Project Management
15 87 (10.57%) SQL
16 84 (10.21%) SC Cleared
17 82 (9.96%) Test Automation
18 72 (8.75%) .NET
19 63 (7.65%) Test Planning
20 61 (7.41%) SAP
20 61 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
20 61 (7.41%) Migration
21 60 (7.29%) Integration Testing
22 56 (6.80%) Retail
22 56 (6.80%) Investment Banking
23 55 (6.68%) Software Testing
24 54 (6.56%) Microsoft
25 53 (6.44%) Performance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.34%) WebLogic
3 8 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.85%) Lync
5 3 (0.36%) CMS
5 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.24%) Confluence
6 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.24%) JBoss
6 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.12%) IIS
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 31 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.65%) MS Project
3 22 (2.67%) MS Office
3 22 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.85%) Summit
4 6 (0.73%) Agresso
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) assyst
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.70%) SAN
2 10 (1.22%) Firewall
3 6 (0.73%) GGSN
3 6 (0.73%) SGSN
3 6 (0.73%) Internet
3 6 (0.73%) LTE
4 5 (0.61%) DNS
4 5 (0.61%) WAN
4 5 (0.61%) MPLS
4 5 (0.61%) DVB
5 4 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.49%) LAN
5 4 (0.49%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.49%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.36%) 4G
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.36%) UMTS
6 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.36%) 3G
6 3 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.61%) DataStage
6 4 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.36%) DB2
8 2 (0.24%) MySQL
8 2 (0.24%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.24%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.24%) Big Data
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 61 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (3.65%) JIRA
3 29 (3.52%) Selenium
4 27 (3.28%) LoadRunner
5 17 (2.07%) TestDirector
6 15 (1.82%) WebDriver
7 13 (1.58%) JMeter
8 12 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.85%) WinRunner
10 6 (0.73%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.36%) JUnit
12 3 (0.36%) MSTest
13 2 (0.24%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.24%) Rational Functional Tester
13 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.24%) Toad
13 2 (0.24%) RequisitePro
13 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
General
1 227 (27.58%) Finance
2 150 (18.23%) Banking
3 56 (6.80%) Retail
3 56 (6.80%) Investment Banking
4 35 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.07%) Back Office
6 11 (1.34%) Front Office
6 11 (1.34%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.09%) Billing
8 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Advertising
9 6 (0.73%) Automotive
10 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
11 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.75%) .NET
2 38 (4.62%) HTML
3 32 (3.89%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.89%) JSP
4 20 (2.43%) XML
5 8 (0.97%) SOAP
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.61%) Web Services
8 4 (0.49%) CSS
8 4 (0.49%) Middleware
8 4 (0.49%) OLE
8 4 (0.49%) REST
9 3 (0.36%) Ajax
9 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.24%) DHTML
10 2 (0.24%) XSL
11 1 (0.12%) JMS
11 1 (0.12%) WF
11 1 (0.12%) Mason
11 1 (0.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.58%) Derivative
4 12 (1.46%) Smart Meter
5 11 (1.34%) IPTV
5 11 (1.34%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.09%) NHS
8 8 (0.97%) STB
8 8 (0.97%) FMCG
8 8 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.73%) Open Source
10 6 (0.73%) Statistics
10 6 (0.73%) Equities
10 6 (0.73%) IVR
10 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.49%) CESG
11 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.22%) Windows
2 38 (4.62%) UNIX
3 16 (1.94%) Linux
4 9 (1.09%) Windows NT
5 7 (0.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.61%) Android
7 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (37.06%) Test Management
2 273 (33.17%) Test Strategy
3 247 (30.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 135 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (15.43%) Test Scripting
6 110 (13.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 87 (10.57%) Project Management
8 82 (9.96%) Test Automation
9 63 (7.65%) Test Planning
10 61 (7.41%) Migration
11 60 (7.29%) Integration Testing
12 55 (6.68%) Software Testing
13 53 (6.44%) Performance Testing
14 45 (5.47%) System Testing
15 43 (5.22%) PRINCE2
16 40 (4.86%) CRM
17 38 (4.62%) Waterfall
18 34 (4.13%) Functional Testing
19 32 (3.89%) Regression Testing
20 31 (3.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.57%) SQL
2 47 (5.71%) C#
3 36 (4.37%) Java
3 36 (4.37%) VB
4 35 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.07%) C
6 9 (1.09%) VBScript
7 7 (0.85%) RPG
8 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.61%) C++
10 3 (0.36%) Perl
10 3 (0.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.12%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) Python
12 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (15.31%) ISTQB
2 113 (13.73%) ISEB
3 103 (12.52%) Security Cleared
4 84 (10.21%) SC Cleared
5 51 (6.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 34 (4.13%) DV Cleared
7 29 (3.52%) Degree
8 26 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (1.94%) PMI Certification
10 15 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (1.70%) PMP
12 13 (1.58%) CCNA
13 9 (1.09%) MCITP
14 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.73%) CISSP
15 5 (0.61%) CCNP
15 5 (0.61%) CEH
16 4 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (13.97%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) SLA
3 4 (0.49%) FATCA
4 3 (0.36%) EMIR
4 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) XenApp
3 1 (0.12%) XenServer
3 1 (0.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 114 (13.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.36%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.12%) Control-M
5 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Nessus
5 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 117 (14.22%) Oracle
2 114 (13.85%) HP
3 61 (7.41%) SAP
4 54 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.82%) IBM
6 14 (1.70%) Cisco
7 13 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.46%) Murex
9 8 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.97%) Citrix
10 6 (0.73%) Verint
11 5 (0.61%) VMware
11 5 (0.61%) CA
12 4 (0.49%) Empirix
12 4 (0.49%) Genesys
12 4 (0.49%) Siemens
12 4 (0.49%) Calypso
12 4 (0.49%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.49%) Cognos
13 3 (0.36%) SunGard
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