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 17 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 263 220 161
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 402 440 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.92% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.99% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 287 416
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£413 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -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
48150 44632 47204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.66% 92.87% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30462 27584 27113
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
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 1947 1915 2346
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 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
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 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 185 £475 -5.00% 35
South East +8 96 £380 -10.58% 21
North West -12 26 £378 -11.17% 8
South West -32 26 £400 +18.51% 16
East of England -25 21 £375 - 7
East Midlands -1 20 £400 +21.21% 4
Yorkshire -16 12 £400 +6.66% 8
West Midlands -16 12 £401 -5.58% 3
Midlands +1 2 - - 1
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 300 (36.86%) Test Management
2 273 (33.54%) Test Strategy
3 243 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 215 (26.41%) Finance
5 144 (17.69%) Banking
6 132 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (15.60%) Test Scripting
8 125 (15.36%) ISTQB
9 116 (14.25%) Oracle
10 114 (14.00%) QA
11 113 (13.88%) ISEB
12 111 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
13 109 (13.39%) Security Cleared
14 107 (13.14%) HP
15 106 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 95 (11.67%) SQL
17 87 (10.69%) SC Cleared
18 78 (9.58%) Project Management
19 77 (9.46%) Test Automation
20 70 (8.60%) .NET
21 64 (7.86%) Test Planning
22 63 (7.74%) SAP
23 60 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
23 60 (7.37%) Integration Testing
24 59 (7.25%) Migration
25 55 (6.76%) Microsoft
25 55 (6.76%) Retail
25 55 (6.76%) Investment Banking
26 53 (6.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 52 (6.39%) Software Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 13 (1.60%) WebLogic
2 11 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.86%) Lync
5 3 (0.37%) CMS
5 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.37%) IIS
6 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.25%) Confluence
6 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
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
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (3.32%) MS Project
1 27 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.58%) MS Office
4 15 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.86%) Summit
3 7 (0.86%) Agresso
4 6 (0.74%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.25%) 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%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.12%) SaaS
1 1 (0.12%) Office 365
1 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.72%) SAN
2 8 (0.98%) Firewall
3 7 (0.86%) GGSN
3 7 (0.86%) SGSN
3 7 (0.86%) LTE
4 6 (0.74%) Internet
5 5 (0.61%) DNS
5 5 (0.61%) LAN
5 5 (0.61%) 3GPP
5 5 (0.61%) WAN
6 4 (0.49%) UMTS
6 4 (0.49%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.49%) DVB
6 4 (0.49%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.37%) 4G
7 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.37%) 3G
7 3 (0.37%) MPLS
8 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.49%) DB2
5 4 (0.49%) DataStage
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.25%) MySQL
7 2 (0.25%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.25%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.12%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.12%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 60 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (3.69%) LoadRunner
2 30 (3.69%) JIRA
3 26 (3.19%) Selenium
4 15 (1.84%) WebDriver
5 13 (1.60%) TestDirector
5 13 (1.60%) JMeter
6 11 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.74%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.61%) WinRunner
9 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.37%) JUnit
10 3 (0.37%) MSTest
11 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.25%) Toad
11 2 (0.25%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.25%) Rational Robot
General
1 215 (26.41%) Finance
2 144 (17.69%) Banking
3 55 (6.76%) Retail
3 55 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 37 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.09%) Back Office
6 11 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.23%) Front Office
7 10 (1.23%) Billing
8 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.86%) Automotive
10 6 (0.74%) Advertising
11 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.61%) Legal
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
12 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Marketing
14 2 (0.25%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.60%) .NET
2 38 (4.67%) HTML
3 32 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.93%) JSP
4 20 (2.46%) XML
5 8 (0.98%) SOAP
6 5 (0.61%) Web Services
7 4 (0.49%) CSS
7 4 (0.49%) Middleware
7 4 (0.49%) OLE
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.49%) REST
8 3 (0.37%) Ajax
8 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.25%) DHTML
9 2 (0.25%) XSL
9 2 (0.25%) Mason
10 1 (0.12%) CSS3
10 1 (0.12%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 19 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (1.84%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.35%) Derivative
4 10 (1.23%) Fixed Income
4 10 (1.23%) FMCG
4 10 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 9 (1.11%) NHS
5 9 (1.11%) IVR
6 8 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 8 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (0.86%) Credit Risk
7 7 (0.86%) IPTV
7 7 (0.86%) Open Source
7 7 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.61%) CESG
8 5 (0.61%) Statistics
8 5 (0.61%) Equities
9 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.49%) STB
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.41%) Windows
2 41 (5.04%) UNIX
3 12 (1.47%) Linux
4 9 (1.11%) Windows NT
5 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
5 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.49%) Android
7 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (36.86%) Test Management
2 273 (33.54%) Test Strategy
3 243 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (15.60%) Test Scripting
6 106 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (9.58%) Project Management
8 77 (9.46%) Test Automation
9 64 (7.86%) Test Planning
10 60 (7.37%) Integration Testing
11 59 (7.25%) Migration
12 52 (6.39%) Software Testing
12 52 (6.39%) Performance Testing
13 44 (5.41%) CRM
14 43 (5.28%) System Testing
15 37 (4.55%) Waterfall
15 37 (4.55%) PRINCE2
16 31 (3.81%) Functional Testing
17 30 (3.69%) ERP
17 30 (3.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.67%) SQL
2 48 (5.90%) C#
3 40 (4.91%) Java
4 39 (4.79%) VB
5 35 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.72%) C
7 9 (1.11%) VBScript
8 7 (0.86%) RPG
9 6 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.49%) C++
11 3 (0.37%) Perl
12 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.25%) VBA
13 1 (0.12%) Python
13 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.12%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) Scala
13 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (15.36%) ISTQB
2 113 (13.88%) ISEB
3 109 (13.39%) Security Cleared
4 87 (10.69%) SC Cleared
5 53 (6.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 36 (4.42%) DV Cleared
7 28 (3.44%) Degree
8 25 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.84%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.72%) PMI Certification
11 14 (1.72%) CCNA
12 12 (1.47%) PMP
13 9 (1.11%) MCITP
14 7 (0.86%) CISSP
15 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.74%) CEH
16 5 (0.61%) CCNP
17 4 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (14.00%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) SLA
3 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.37%) FATCA
4 2 (0.25%) EMIR
4 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.25%) 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
1 111 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) Nessus
4 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 116 (14.25%) Oracle
2 107 (13.14%) HP
3 63 (7.74%) SAP
4 55 (6.76%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.84%) IBM
6 12 (1.47%) Cisco
7 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.11%) Citrix
8 9 (1.11%) Murex
9 6 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.74%) Verint
10 5 (0.61%) VMware
10 5 (0.61%) CA
11 4 (0.49%) Empirix
11 4 (0.49%) Genesys
11 4 (0.49%) Siemens
11 4 (0.49%) Cognos
12 3 (0.37%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.37%) Calypso
12 3 (0.37%) SunGard
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TD Group
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000.00 - £49000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £475 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago