The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 253 188 181
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 173 275 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 1.09% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.17% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 185 210
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£465 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £583 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22489 23539 24288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.91% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15343 16146 15975
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 457 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.85 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the London region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the London region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
City of London -32 47 £450 -9.95% 12
Docklands, London +12 5 £450 -5.26%
Uxbridge -5 2 - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
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England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 117 (35.03%) Test Management
2 114 (34.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 114 (34.13%) Test Strategy
3 103 (30.84%) Banking
3 103 (30.84%) Finance
4 57 (17.07%) QA
5 56 (16.77%) Investment Banking
5 56 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (15.57%) ISEB
7 43 (12.87%) Test Scripting
8 42 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
9 41 (12.28%) Project Management
9 41 (12.28%) Oracle
10 39 (11.68%) ISTQB
11 35 (10.48%) HP
11 35 (10.48%) Security Cleared
12 32 (9.58%) Test Automation
13 31 (9.28%) SAP
14 29 (8.68%) SC Cleared
15 28 (8.38%) Performance Testing
16 25 (7.49%) Integration Testing
17 24 (7.19%) Retail
18 22 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (6.29%) SQL
20 20 (5.99%) Microsoft
20 20 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 18 (5.39%) Back Office
21 18 (5.39%) MS Project
22 17 (5.09%) ERP
22 17 (5.09%) MS Excel

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.69%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) SAS
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.60%) Lync
6 1 (0.30%) Node.js
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (5.39%) MS Project
2 17 (5.09%) MS Excel
3 15 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.89%) MS Office
5 9 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.50%) Agresso
2 5 (1.50%) Summit
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
1 1 (0.30%) Office 365
1 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.60%) SAN
1 2 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.30%) Wireless
2 1 (0.30%) NFC
2 1 (0.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) DVB
2 1 (0.30%) LAN
2 1 (0.30%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.30%) WAN
2 1 (0.30%) DHCP
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.60%) QlikView
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.30%) DB2
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.30%) DataStage
5 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (5.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 17 (5.09%) JIRA
2 15 (4.49%) LoadRunner
3 10 (2.99%) Selenium
4 8 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.40%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.20%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.60%) MSTest
6 2 (0.60%) Sahi
6 2 (0.60%) WATIR
6 2 (0.60%) JMeter
6 2 (0.60%) JUnit
6 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.60%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.30%) Toad
7 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 103 (30.84%) Finance
1 103 (30.84%) Banking
2 56 (16.77%) Investment Banking
3 24 (7.19%) Retail
4 18 (5.39%) Back Office
5 15 (4.49%) Front Office
6 6 (1.80%) Advertising
7 5 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Billing
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.30%) International Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.49%) .NET
2 11 (3.29%) HTML
3 9 (2.69%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.69%) JSP
4 4 (1.20%) XML
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.60%) Ajax
6 2 (0.60%) Web Services
6 2 (0.60%) CSS
6 2 (0.60%) J2EE
7 1 (0.30%) DHTML
7 1 (0.30%) WF
7 1 (0.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.30%) Mason
7 1 (0.30%) HTML5
7 1 (0.30%) CSS3
7 1 (0.30%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.30%) Mustache
7 1 (0.30%) Sass
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (4.19%) Equities
2 14 (4.19%) Derivative
3 11 (3.29%) Fixed Income
4 9 (2.69%) FMCG
5 7 (2.10%) Open Source
5 7 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.50%) CESG
6 5 (1.50%) Statistics
6 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.90%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.90%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.60%) IPTV
9 2 (0.60%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.69%) Windows
2 8 (2.40%) UNIX
3 4 (1.20%) Linux
3 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (35.03%) Test Management
2 114 (34.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 114 (34.13%) Test Strategy
3 56 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (12.87%) Test Scripting
5 41 (12.28%) Project Management
6 32 (9.58%) Test Automation
7 28 (8.38%) Performance Testing
8 25 (7.49%) Integration Testing
9 22 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (5.09%) CRM
10 17 (5.09%) ERP
11 16 (4.79%) Software Testing
12 15 (4.49%) Validation
13 14 (4.19%) PRINCE2
13 14 (4.19%) Logistics
14 13 (3.89%) Waterfall
15 12 (3.59%) Automated Testing
15 12 (3.59%) Security Testing
15 12 (3.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.29%) SQL
2 12 (3.59%) Java
3 10 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.10%) C
4 7 (2.10%) C#
5 6 (1.80%) VB
6 4 (1.20%) VBA
6 4 (1.20%) C++
7 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.60%) Ruby
7 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (15.57%) ISEB
2 39 (11.68%) ISTQB
3 35 (10.48%) Security Cleared
4 29 (8.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.49%) Degree
5 15 (4.49%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.80%) CISSP
9 5 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.50%) CEH
10 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.60%) MBA
12 2 (0.60%) MCITP
13 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (17.07%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) EMIR
4 2 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.30%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Control-M
2 1 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (12.28%) Oracle
2 35 (10.48%) HP
3 31 (9.28%) SAP
4 20 (5.99%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.80%) IBM
7 4 (1.20%) Calypso
7 4 (1.20%) Teradata
8 3 (0.90%) Charles River
8 3 (0.90%) Murex
8 3 (0.90%) Siebel
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco
9 2 (0.60%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.60%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.60%) MKS
9 2 (0.60%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.60%) Fundtech
9 2 (0.60%) Ab Initio
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