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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 310 199 307
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +108
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 337 626 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 1.19% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.25% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 412 217
Median daily rate £425 £438 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £380
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -21.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -21.95%
Test Manager
UK

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
46288 49909 49165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30548 32428 30599
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 1920 2004
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -109 128 £475 - 17
South East -8 61 £400 - 10
North West -23 37 £378 -5.62% 5
West Midlands -6 35 £378 -13.71% 7
South West -11 32 £450 +11.11% 3
East of England +16 15 £425 +5.59% 2
East Midlands -9 13 £500 +19.04% 2
Yorkshire -31 7 £400 -1.23% 3
Midlands +1 4 - -
North East -50 4 £313 -34.21% 1
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 277 (35.83%) Test Strategy
2 244 (31.57%) Test Management
3 225 (29.11%) Finance
4 223 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 183 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (17.85%) Banking
7 134 (17.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 108 (13.97%) QA
9 105 (13.58%) Test Scripting
10 90 (11.64%) Migration
11 87 (11.25%) Integration Testing
11 87 (11.25%) Defect Management
12 77 (9.96%) Security Cleared
12 77 (9.96%) Test Automation
13 75 (9.70%) Retail
14 74 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
14 74 (9.57%) System Integration Testing
15 73 (9.44%) ISEB
16 67 (8.67%) HP
17 65 (8.41%) ISTQB
18 60 (7.76%) Test Planning
19 59 (7.63%) Functional Testing
19 59 (7.63%) JIRA
20 57 (7.37%) SAP
21 56 (7.24%) SC Cleared
22 54 (6.99%) Non-Functional Testing
23 50 (6.47%) Waterfall
24 49 (6.34%) Selenium
25 46 (5.95%) Performance Testing
25 46 (5.95%) Microsoft

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 9 (1.16%) Confluence
2 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.52%) CMS
3 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.39%) CICS
4 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.26%) Drupal
5 2 (0.26%) Mule
5 2 (0.26%) SAS
5 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.68%) MS Office
3 9 (1.16%) MS Project
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) HFM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) BASE24
5 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.91%) SaaS
3 5 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.55%) Internet
2 8 (1.03%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.52%) Firewall
4 3 (0.39%) LAN
4 3 (0.39%) Skype
4 3 (0.39%) VoIP
5 2 (0.26%) FTP
5 2 (0.26%) PPP
5 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 1 (0.13%) BGP
6 1 (0.13%) CTI
6 1 (0.13%) HSRP
6 1 (0.13%) HTTP
6 1 (0.13%) MPLS
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) OSPF
6 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) VLAN
6 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.68%) Big Data
2 13 (1.68%) MySQL
3 12 (1.55%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.13%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (7.63%) JIRA
2 49 (6.34%) Selenium
3 19 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.94%) Cucumber
5 15 (1.94%) LoadRunner
6 14 (1.81%) HP UFT
6 14 (1.81%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.16%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.03%) JMeter
9 7 (0.91%) Zephyr
10 6 (0.78%) Ranorex
10 6 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.78%) TestComplete
10 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.65%) JUnit
11 5 (0.65%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.52%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 225 (29.11%) Finance
2 138 (17.85%) Banking
3 75 (9.70%) Retail
4 40 (5.17%) Retail Banking
5 29 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.68%) Legal
6 13 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.16%) Back Office
10 5 (0.65%) Front Office
10 5 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Law
11 4 (0.52%) Local Government
12 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.39%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.81%) Web Services
1 14 (1.81%) XML
2 10 (1.29%) .NET
2 10 (1.29%) Gherkin
3 8 (1.03%) SOAP
4 7 (0.91%) Middleware
5 5 (0.65%) XSD
6 4 (0.52%) Ajax
6 4 (0.52%) Drools
6 4 (0.52%) REST
7 3 (0.39%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.26%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.26%) Node.js
8 2 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.26%) RESTful
8 2 (0.26%) Spring
8 2 (0.26%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.13%) J2EE
9 1 (0.13%) Java EE
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (1.42%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.29%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.29%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.16%) Biometrics
5 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.03%) User Experience
7 7 (0.91%) Derivative
7 7 (0.91%) Equities
8 6 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (0.65%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.65%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.52%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.52%) EPoS
10 4 (0.52%) FMCG
11 3 (0.39%) CMDB
11 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.39%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.23%) Linux
2 24 (3.10%) Windows
3 17 (2.20%) AIX
4 14 (1.81%) Unix
5 12 (1.55%) Android
6 11 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.52%) VME
9 3 (0.39%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (35.83%) Test Strategy
2 244 (31.57%) Test Management
3 223 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 183 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (17.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 105 (13.58%) Test Scripting
7 90 (11.64%) Migration
8 87 (11.25%) Defect Management
8 87 (11.25%) Integration Testing
9 77 (9.96%) Test Automation
10 74 (9.57%) System Integration Testing
11 60 (7.76%) Test Planning
12 59 (7.63%) Functional Testing
13 54 (6.99%) Non-Functional Testing
14 50 (6.47%) Waterfall
15 46 (5.95%) Performance Testing
16 45 (5.82%) Automation Testing
17 44 (5.69%) Automated Testing
18 40 (5.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 39 (5.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.17%) SQL
2 32 (4.14%) Java
3 10 (1.29%) C
3 10 (1.29%) C#
3 10 (1.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.16%) PHP
5 7 (0.91%) Python
6 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.39%) VBScript
8 2 (0.26%) COBOL
8 2 (0.26%) Lua
8 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.26%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 73 (9.44%) ISEB
3 65 (8.41%) ISTQB
4 56 (7.24%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.94%) Degree
6 15 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.29%) PMP
9 7 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (13.97%) QA
2 12 (1.55%) SLA
3 8 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.52%) GxP
5 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) Basel II
6 2 (0.26%) Basel III
6 2 (0.26%) SDET
6 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.42%) Puppet
3 6 (0.78%) Ansible
4 4 (0.52%) SCCM
5 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.26%) vRealize
7 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 67 (8.67%) HP
2 57 (7.37%) SAP
3 46 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 45 (5.82%) Oracle
5 13 (1.68%) Citrix
6 12 (1.55%) Sybase
7 10 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.29%) IBM
8 6 (0.78%) Hortonworks
8 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.52%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.52%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.39%) hybris
11 3 (0.39%) Informatica
11 3 (0.39%) JDA
11 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.39%) Reuters
11 3 (0.39%) VMware
12 2 (0.26%) ICL
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Market Rate
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Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
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Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: to £400 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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