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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK / England
Rank 297 248 236
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 309 449 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.94% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.99% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 286 278
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £338 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
39180 45432 45208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.10% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25756 29645 28239
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1536 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -39 131 £500 +5.26% 23
South East +7 71 £417 +4.12% 8
South West +5 33 £438 +4.47% 3
West Midlands +14 25 £425 - 6
East of England +2 19 £488 +1.29% 3
East Midlands -10 11 £381 -15.27%
North West -35 8 £350 -12.60% 3
Yorkshire +14 6 £500 +14.28% 2
North East -6 4 £500 +35.59%
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 203 (32.74%) Finance
2 202 (32.58%) Test Strategy
3 185 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (28.06%) Test Management
5 169 (27.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 114 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (17.74%) Banking
8 104 (16.77%) Test Scripting
9 97 (15.65%) QA
10 76 (12.26%) Defect Management
11 75 (12.10%) JIRA
12 68 (10.97%) Migration
13 66 (10.65%) ISEB
14 63 (10.16%) ISTQB
14 63 (10.16%) Retail
14 63 (10.16%) System Integration Testing
15 61 (9.84%) Selenium
16 56 (9.03%) Test Automation
17 55 (8.87%) Oracle
18 53 (8.55%) Integration Testing
18 53 (8.55%) Test Planning
19 52 (8.39%) Software Testing
19 52 (8.39%) Scrum
20 48 (7.74%) Performance Testing
20 48 (7.74%) Non-Functional Testing
21 47 (7.58%) Regression Testing
22 45 (7.26%) SQL
22 45 (7.26%) Waterfall
23 44 (7.10%) Project Management
24 43 (6.94%) Functional Testing

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 24 (3.87%) Confluence
2 10 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.97%) CMS
4 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.65%) CICS
6 4 (0.65%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.16%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.77%) MS Office
3 9 (1.45%) MS Project
4 7 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.65%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.32%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.16%) HFM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.81%) SaaS
2 4 (0.65%) Office 365
3 3 (0.48%) GitHub
3 3 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.32%) Taleo
5 1 (0.16%) Google Play
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.61%) Internet
2 5 (0.81%) ATM
3 4 (0.65%) Firewall
3 4 (0.65%) MPLS
4 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.32%) BGP
5 2 (0.32%) HSRP
5 2 (0.32%) LAN
5 2 (0.32%) OSPF
5 2 (0.32%) PPP
5 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.32%) WAN
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.16%) ISDN
6 1 (0.16%) MVNO
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.48%) Big Data
4 3 (0.48%) GIS
4 3 (0.48%) MySQL
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.32%) DataStage
5 2 (0.32%) OLAP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.32%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.16%) DB2
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (12.10%) JIRA
2 61 (9.84%) Selenium
3 25 (4.03%) HP UFT
4 24 (3.87%) Cucumber
5 23 (3.71%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 20 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 16 (2.58%) SoapUI
9 15 (2.42%) JUnit
10 13 (2.10%) Git (software)
11 11 (1.77%) Maven
12 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.61%) JBehave
12 10 (1.61%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.45%) FitNesse
14 8 (1.29%) Mockito
14 8 (1.29%) Moq
14 8 (1.29%) Robot Framework
14 8 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.29%) TeamCity
General
1 203 (32.74%) Finance
2 110 (17.74%) Banking
3 63 (10.16%) Retail
4 38 (6.13%) Retail Banking
5 14 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.97%) Legal
7 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.81%) Advertising
9 4 (0.65%) Law
9 4 (0.65%) Marketing
10 3 (0.48%) Billing
10 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.48%) Local Government
10 3 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.26%) Web Services
2 12 (1.94%) Gherkin
3 11 (1.77%) RESTful
4 10 (1.61%) .NET
4 10 (1.61%) Spring
5 8 (1.29%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.13%) Java EE
6 7 (1.13%) XML
7 5 (0.81%) SOAP
8 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.65%) J2EE
8 4 (0.65%) Middleware
9 3 (0.48%) HTML
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.32%) CSS
10 2 (0.32%) Drools
10 2 (0.32%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) Node.js
10 2 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (2.26%) Mobile App
3 11 (1.77%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.29%) Mainframe
5 6 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (0.97%) Smart Meter
6 5 (0.81%) Equities
6 5 (0.81%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.65%) Derivative
7 4 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.48%) AS400
8 3 (0.48%) CCTV
8 3 (0.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.48%) LIMS
8 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.32%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.81%) Windows
2 19 (3.06%) Unix
3 17 (2.74%) Linux
4 10 (1.61%) Android
5 8 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.13%) AIX
7 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.65%) HPUX
9 4 (0.65%) Solaris
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (32.58%) Test Strategy
2 185 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (28.06%) Test Management
4 169 (27.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 114 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 104 (16.77%) Test Scripting
7 76 (12.26%) Defect Management
8 68 (10.97%) Migration
9 63 (10.16%) System Integration Testing
10 56 (9.03%) Test Automation
11 53 (8.55%) Integration Testing
11 53 (8.55%) Test Planning
12 52 (8.39%) Scrum
12 52 (8.39%) Software Testing
13 48 (7.74%) Non-Functional Testing
13 48 (7.74%) Performance Testing
14 47 (7.58%) Regression Testing
15 45 (7.26%) Waterfall
16 44 (7.10%) Project Management
17 43 (6.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.26%) SQL
2 39 (6.29%) Java
3 11 (1.77%) C
4 7 (1.13%) C#
4 7 (1.13%) Python
4 7 (1.13%) Ruby
5 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.32%) PHP
6 2 (0.32%) VB
7 1 (0.16%) C++
7 1 (0.16%) Groovy
7 1 (0.16%) Perl
7 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (10.65%) ISEB
2 63 (10.16%) ISTQB
3 43 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.74%) Degree
6 13 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.32%) CCNA
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.32%) MBA
11 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.32%) PMP
12 1 (0.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (15.65%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) IFRS
3 7 (1.13%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.81%) EMIR
5 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.65%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.48%) MiFID
6 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) SDET
7 2 (0.32%) SLA
8 1 (0.16%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.48%) Control-M
2 3 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.16%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.16%) OpenView
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (8.87%) Oracle
2 41 (6.61%) HP
3 31 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.00%) SAP
4 10 (1.61%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.29%) Informatica
6 7 (1.13%) webMethods
7 6 (0.97%) CheckPoint
8 5 (0.81%) Workday
9 4 (0.65%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.65%) hybris
9 4 (0.65%) IBM
10 3 (0.48%) Capita
10 3 (0.48%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.48%) Reuters
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.32%) Nortel
11 2 (0.32%) Temenos
11 2 (0.32%) WorldPay
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Stott & May
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago