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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 230 234 208
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 475 430 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 0.87% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.94% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 247 240
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
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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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +47 226 £475 -1.80% 27
North West +14 70 £375 -16.66% 8
South East -31 70 £425 +9.67% 11
South West +6 29 £483 +13.86% 4
West Midlands 0 21 £413 +3.12% 5
East Midlands -9 17 £400 - 1
East of England +10 14 £412 +17.71% 4
Yorkshire -25 14 £390 -8.23% 6
North East -20 4 £500 +25.15% 1
Midlands +2 3 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 332 (35.66%) Test Management
2 321 (34.48%) Test Strategy
3 280 (30.08%) Finance
4 265 (28.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 169 (18.15%) Banking
6 166 (17.83%) QA
7 153 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
8 143 (15.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 141 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
10 114 (12.24%) ISEB
11 113 (12.14%) Test Scripting
12 112 (12.03%) Migration
13 109 (11.71%) ISTQB
14 100 (10.74%) SAP
15 93 (9.99%) HP
16 88 (9.45%) Security Cleared
17 86 (9.24%) System Integration Testing
18 78 (8.38%) SQL
19 73 (7.84%) Software Testing
20 70 (7.52%) Integration Testing
21 68 (7.30%) SC Cleared
22 67 (7.20%) Oracle
23 63 (6.77%) Project Management
24 62 (6.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
25 61 (6.55%) Performance Testing
26 59 (6.34%) PRINCE2
26 59 (6.34%) SDLC
27 58 (6.23%) Telecoms
27 58 (6.23%) Test Automation
28 57 (6.12%) Retail

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.86%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.54%) CMS
4 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.32%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.32%) Drupal
6 2 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.21%) JBoss
6 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Lync
7 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.11%) FileNet
Applications
1 22 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.83%) MS Office
3 9 (0.97%) MS Project
4 8 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) SAP HR
2 9 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.64%) Agresso
5 4 (0.43%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.43%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.32%) SaaS
2 2 (0.21%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) IaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.54%) Network Security
1 5 (0.54%) VoIP
1 5 (0.54%) ATM
1 5 (0.54%) Firewall
2 4 (0.43%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (0.32%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.32%) SAN
3 3 (0.32%) PBX
3 3 (0.32%) WAN
3 3 (0.32%) HTTP
3 3 (0.32%) 3G
3 3 (0.32%) MPLS
3 3 (0.32%) BGP
3 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.21%) 2G
4 2 (0.21%) ISUP
4 2 (0.21%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 15 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 9 (0.97%) SQL Server
5 8 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.64%) QlikView
8 4 (0.43%) DataStage
8 4 (0.43%) Big Data
9 3 (0.32%) MySQL
9 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.21%) DB2
10 2 (0.21%) OLAP
10 2 (0.21%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.11%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 34 (3.65%) JIRA
2 31 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (2.79%) Selenium
3 26 (2.79%) LoadRunner
4 11 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.97%) Cucumber
5 9 (0.97%) JMeter
6 7 (0.75%) WebDriver
6 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.64%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.64%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.54%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (0.43%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.32%) MSTest
10 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.21%) Rational Robot
11 2 (0.21%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 280 (30.08%) Finance
2 169 (18.15%) Banking
3 58 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 57 (6.12%) Retail
5 39 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.83%) Billing
7 16 (1.72%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.40%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.29%) Front Office
10 9 (0.97%) Back Office
11 8 (0.86%) Legal
12 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.54%) Advertising
14 4 (0.43%) Publishing
14 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) Automotive
16 2 (0.21%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.30%) .NET
2 26 (2.79%) XML
3 10 (1.07%) HTML
3 10 (1.07%) SOAP
3 10 (1.07%) ASP.NET
4 9 (0.97%) Web Services
4 9 (0.97%) JSP
5 3 (0.32%) Middleware
5 3 (0.32%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.21%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.21%) RESTful
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.21%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.21%) REST
7 1 (0.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.11%) JSON
7 1 (0.11%) WCF
7 1 (0.11%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.36%) Data Centre
3 21 (2.26%) NHS
4 20 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.61%) Data Conversion
6 12 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.18%) Smart Meter
8 9 (0.97%) Credit Risk
8 9 (0.97%) Fixed Income
8 9 (0.97%) Equities
9 8 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.86%) iSeries
9 8 (0.86%) Statistics
10 7 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.75%) FMCG
11 6 (0.64%) Derivative
12 5 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.54%) UNIX
2 20 (2.15%) Windows
3 15 (1.61%) VME
3 15 (1.61%) Linux
4 5 (0.54%) Android
5 4 (0.43%) Windows NT
5 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.32%) AIX
7 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (35.66%) Test Management
2 321 (34.48%) Test Strategy
3 265 (28.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 153 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (15.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 113 (12.14%) Test Scripting
7 112 (12.03%) Migration
8 86 (9.24%) System Integration Testing
9 73 (7.84%) Software Testing
10 70 (7.52%) Integration Testing
11 63 (6.77%) Project Management
12 62 (6.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 61 (6.55%) Performance Testing
14 59 (6.34%) PRINCE2
14 59 (6.34%) SDLC
15 58 (6.23%) Test Automation
16 55 (5.91%) System Testing
17 53 (5.69%) Regression Testing
18 51 (5.48%) Test Planning
19 43 (4.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.38%) SQL
2 24 (2.58%) Java
3 17 (1.83%) COBOL
4 12 (1.29%) PL/SQL
5 10 (1.07%) C#
6 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.86%) C
7 6 (0.64%) PHP
7 6 (0.64%) VBScript
8 4 (0.43%) VB
8 4 (0.43%) VBA
9 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) RPG
10 2 (0.21%) Perl
10 2 (0.21%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.21%) Scala
10 2 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.11%) R
11 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 114 (12.24%) ISEB
2 109 (11.71%) ISTQB
3 88 (9.45%) Security Cleared
4 68 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (3.11%) Degree
7 21 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 20 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (1.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (1.83%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.86%) MCITP
12 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.54%) PMP
14 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 1 (0.11%) CSQA
16 1 (0.11%) CCNA
16 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (17.83%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.21%) SLA
4 2 (0.21%) GxP
4 2 (0.21%) Basel III
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) EMIR
4 2 (0.21%) FATCA
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Snort
3 2 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 141 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.21%) Puppet
3 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.11%) Nessus
4 1 (0.11%) Nmap
4 1 (0.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (10.74%) SAP
2 93 (9.99%) HP
3 67 (7.20%) Oracle
4 43 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 22 (2.36%) IBM
6 16 (1.72%) Cisco
7 13 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.97%) Informatica
9 7 (0.75%) RedPrairie
9 7 (0.75%) Teradata
10 6 (0.64%) Business Objects
10 6 (0.64%) JDA
10 6 (0.64%) Citrix
11 5 (0.54%) VMware
12 4 (0.43%) Remedy
12 4 (0.43%) Charles River
12 4 (0.43%) Siebel
12 4 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.43%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.43%) Red Hat
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