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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 269 224 258
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 439 519 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.02% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.08% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 327 223
Median daily rate £445 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £339 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -14 194 £475 +5.55% 24
South East -44 51 £413 -2.94% 12
North West -44 35 £400 +6.66% 7
South West +7 29 £425 -1.16% 6
North East -29 28 £350 +16.66%
East of England +27 27 £475 +18.75% 1
East Midlands +17 27 £473 +11.17%
West Midlands -22 26 £420 +5.00% 5
Yorkshire +9 23 £400 +5.26% 7
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 321 (34.37%) Test Management
2 292 (31.26%) Test Strategy
3 282 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 230 (24.63%) Finance
5 211 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (19.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 150 (16.06%) QA
8 132 (14.13%) Security Cleared
9 120 (12.85%) Test Scripting
10 119 (12.74%) Banking
11 110 (11.78%) Defect Management
12 100 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
12 100 (10.71%) Integration Testing
13 97 (10.39%) HP
13 97 (10.39%) Migration
14 96 (10.28%) SC Cleared
15 94 (10.06%) ISTQB
16 92 (9.85%) ISEB
17 90 (9.64%) System Integration Testing
18 84 (8.99%) Test Automation
19 78 (8.35%) Oracle
20 77 (8.24%) Functional Testing
21 75 (8.03%) Non-Functional Testing
22 72 (7.71%) Performance Testing
23 71 (7.60%) SQL
24 70 (7.49%) Retail
25 67 (7.17%) Test Planning
26 66 (7.07%) Waterfall
27 65 (6.96%) Microsoft
28 64 (6.85%) Operational Acceptance 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 12 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.75%) Tuxedo
3 6 (0.64%) CMS
3 6 (0.64%) Confluence
4 5 (0.54%) Apache
4 5 (0.54%) IIS
4 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.43%) SAS
5 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.71%) MS Office
3 14 (1.50%) MS Project
4 8 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.43%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (0.86%) SaaS
2 6 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.54%) Taleo
4 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.32%) IaaS
4 3 (0.32%) Office 365
4 3 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.86%) LAN
2 7 (0.75%) Internet
3 6 (0.64%) WAN
3 6 (0.64%) ZigBee
4 5 (0.54%) VoIP
5 4 (0.43%) Firewall
6 3 (0.32%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.21%) Skype
7 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.21%) WLAN
8 1 (0.11%) FTP
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
8 1 (0.11%) VLAN
8 1 (0.11%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.11%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (0.96%) Big Data
4 9 (0.96%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.75%) MySQL
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.43%) Essbase
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) DB2
9 2 (0.21%) QlikView
9 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.11%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.11%) OLAP
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (6.75%) JIRA
2 41 (4.39%) Selenium
3 30 (3.21%) HP UFT
4 26 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 25 (2.68%) LoadRunner
6 17 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.07%) JMeter
8 10 (1.07%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.75%) TestDirector
10 6 (0.64%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.64%) Ranorex
10 6 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.64%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.54%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.54%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.43%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 230 (24.63%) Finance
2 119 (12.74%) Banking
3 70 (7.49%) Retail
4 37 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.93%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.96%) Legal
9 6 (0.64%) Back Office
9 6 (0.64%) Front Office
10 5 (0.54%) Electronics
10 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.54%) Marketing
11 4 (0.43%) Automotive
11 4 (0.43%) Billing
11 4 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.32%) Games
12 3 (0.32%) Local Government
12 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.53%) XML
2 17 (1.82%) SOAP
2 17 (1.82%) Web Services
3 10 (1.07%) Gherkin
4 8 (0.86%) XML Messaging
5 5 (0.54%) XSD
6 4 (0.43%) HTML
6 4 (0.43%) Middleware
7 2 (0.21%) .NET
8 1 (0.11%) Google Closure
8 1 (0.11%) Murex MxML
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.11%) Qt
8 1 (0.11%) REST
8 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.11%) Spring
8 1 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.39%) Biometrics
6 13 (1.39%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.07%) Derivative
8 9 (0.96%) User Experience
9 8 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.64%) Equities
12 5 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.43%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.43%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.43%) iPad
13 4 (0.43%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.32%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.32%) FMCG
14 3 (0.32%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.32%) Linux
1 31 (3.32%) Windows
2 22 (2.36%) Unix
3 15 (1.61%) AIX
4 13 (1.39%) VME
5 8 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.43%) CentOS
8 3 (0.32%) Android
8 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (34.37%) Test Management
2 292 (31.26%) Test Strategy
3 282 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 211 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (19.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 120 (12.85%) Test Scripting
7 110 (11.78%) Defect Management
8 100 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 97 (10.39%) Migration
10 90 (9.64%) System Integration Testing
11 84 (8.99%) Test Automation
12 77 (8.24%) Functional Testing
13 75 (8.03%) Non-Functional Testing
14 72 (7.71%) Performance Testing
15 67 (7.17%) Test Planning
16 66 (7.07%) Waterfall
17 64 (6.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 61 (6.53%) Project Management
19 58 (6.21%) SDLC
20 50 (5.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (7.60%) SQL
2 36 (3.85%) Java
3 17 (1.82%) C#
4 11 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.07%) C
6 9 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.96%) COBOL
6 9 (0.96%) Python
7 6 (0.64%) PHP
8 5 (0.54%) Ruby
9 4 (0.43%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.11%) Groovy
10 1 (0.11%) Perl
10 1 (0.11%) R
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 96 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 94 (10.06%) ISTQB
4 92 (9.85%) ISEB
5 31 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (1.61%) Degree
8 12 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.86%) PMP
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) CCNA
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.11%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (16.06%) QA
2 10 (1.07%) SLA
3 8 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.64%) MiFID
5 4 (0.43%) COBIT
5 4 (0.43%) GxP
5 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.21%) EMIR
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.21%) SDET
8 1 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) FINREP
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (0.96%) Docker
2 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.07%) Puppet
3 6 (0.64%) Ansible
3 6 (0.64%) SCCM
4 5 (0.54%) vRealize
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 97 (10.39%) HP
2 78 (8.35%) Oracle
3 65 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 59 (6.32%) SAP
5 16 (1.71%) Citrix
6 12 (1.28%) Calypso
7 10 (1.07%) VMware
8 8 (0.86%) Micro Focus
8 8 (0.86%) Sybase
8 8 (0.86%) webMethods
9 7 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.64%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.64%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.64%) IBM
10 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.54%) Cisco
11 5 (0.54%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.43%) Compaq
12 4 (0.43%) Hyperion
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