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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 183 258 191
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 295 170 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 0.71% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.77% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 104 184
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£463 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £343 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £618 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £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
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
City of London +25 74 £475 +5.43% 15
Bromley +1 6 £405 -
Docklands, London -5 6 £650 +44.44% 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £638 -
Brentford - 1 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 191 (37.02%) Finance
2 171 (33.14%) Test Management
3 157 (30.43%) Banking
4 156 (30.23%) Test Strategy
5 151 (29.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 87 (16.86%) QA
7 82 (15.89%) HP Quality Center
8 76 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (13.37%) SQL
10 64 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 60 (11.63%) Oracle
11 60 (11.63%) ISEB
12 58 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
13 57 (11.05%) HP
14 55 (10.66%) Project Management
14 55 (10.66%) Investment Banking
15 54 (10.47%) Test Scripting
16 49 (9.50%) SAP
17 48 (9.30%) Retail
18 44 (8.53%) Integration Testing
19 43 (8.33%) Security Cleared
19 43 (8.33%) Test Automation
20 40 (7.75%) ISTQB
21 39 (7.56%) Performance Testing
22 37 (7.17%) Software Testing
23 34 (6.59%) Migration
24 33 (6.40%) SC Cleared
25 32 (6.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
26 31 (6.01%) Test Planning
27 28 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.39%) SAS
2 2 (0.39%) CMS
2 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.19%) Drupal
3 1 (0.19%) WordPress
3 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.19%) FileNet
Applications
1 25 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.07%) MS Office
3 14 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.94%) SAP HR
2 9 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (1.16%) Agresso
3 6 (1.16%) MultiFonds
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.78%) Primavera
4 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.78%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.13%) IaaS
2 4 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) Taleo
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) Firewall
2 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.78%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) DVB
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) LDAP
5 1 (0.19%) ATM
5 1 (0.19%) Broadband
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.78%) DataStage
6 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (4.07%) HP UFT
1 21 (4.07%) JIRA
2 20 (3.88%) LoadRunner
3 14 (2.71%) SoapUI
4 13 (2.52%) Selenium
5 12 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.74%) LoadUI
7 8 (1.55%) Subversion
8 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.16%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.58%) JMeter
10 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.58%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.58%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.58%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.39%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (0.39%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.39%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.39%) Rational Robot
General
1 191 (37.02%) Finance
2 157 (30.43%) Banking
3 55 (10.66%) Investment Banking
4 48 (9.30%) Retail
5 18 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.33%) Front Office
6 12 (2.33%) General Ledger
7 11 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.74%) Billing
9 8 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.36%) Legal
11 6 (1.16%) Back Office
11 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.58%) Law
13 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 3 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Games
14 2 (0.39%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.29%) XML
2 13 (2.52%) Middleware
3 12 (2.33%) .NET
4 9 (1.74%) SOAP
5 8 (1.55%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) HTML
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.39%) FIXML
6 2 (0.39%) FpML
6 2 (0.39%) LAMP
6 2 (0.39%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.19%) JSON
7 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) WCF
7 1 (0.19%) WPF
7 1 (0.19%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.19%) Django
7 1 (0.19%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.33%) Equities
5 11 (2.13%) Derivative
6 9 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.55%) Digital Media
8 5 (0.97%) Statistics
8 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.78%) CMDB
9 4 (0.78%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.78%) NHS
9 4 (0.78%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.58%) STB
10 3 (0.58%) AS400
10 3 (0.58%) FMCG
11 2 (0.39%) iSeries
11 2 (0.39%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.91%) UNIX
2 13 (2.52%) Windows
3 7 (1.36%) Linux
4 2 (0.39%) Solaris
5 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (33.14%) Test Management
2 156 (30.23%) Test Strategy
3 151 (29.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 76 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
7 55 (10.66%) Project Management
8 54 (10.47%) Test Scripting
9 44 (8.53%) Integration Testing
10 43 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 39 (7.56%) Performance Testing
12 37 (7.17%) Software Testing
13 34 (6.59%) Migration
14 32 (6.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 31 (6.01%) Test Planning
16 28 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing
17 27 (5.23%) Functional Testing
17 27 (5.23%) SDLC
18 25 (4.84%) Regression Testing
18 25 (4.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.37%) SQL
2 20 (3.88%) Java
3 10 (1.94%) PL/SQL
4 7 (1.36%) Perl
4 7 (1.36%) C
5 5 (0.97%) Python
6 4 (0.78%) Ruby
7 2 (0.39%) C#
7 2 (0.39%) C++
7 2 (0.39%) COBOL
7 2 (0.39%) PHP
7 2 (0.39%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) XPath
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (11.63%) ISEB
2 43 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 40 (7.75%) ISTQB
4 33 (6.40%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.49%) Degree
6 12 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.55%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.78%) PMP
10 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.19%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PhD
12 1 (0.19%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (16.86%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.58%) GxP
3 3 (0.58%) MiFID
3 3 (0.58%) FATCA
4 2 (0.39%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 82 (15.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 60 (11.63%) Oracle
2 57 (11.05%) HP
3 49 (9.50%) SAP
4 21 (4.07%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.49%) IBM
6 10 (1.94%) VMware
7 7 (1.36%) Splunk
7 7 (1.36%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (1.16%) Murex
8 6 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.97%) Remedy
10 4 (0.78%) Charles River
10 4 (0.78%) BMC
10 4 (0.78%) Informatica
11 3 (0.58%) Calypso
11 3 (0.58%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.58%) SimCorp
12 2 (0.39%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.39%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.39%) TIBCO
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