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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 262 203 184
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 154 259 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 1.03% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 179 210
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£450 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -2.56%
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 £41.00 £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +5.46%
Test Manager
England

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
22649 23455 24036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 92.88% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15806 16148 15867
Average daily rate £425 £435 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 422 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 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 30 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 -4 43 £450 -12.23% 19
Docklands, London +16 3 £450 -14.28%
Canary Wharf +17 1 - -
Uxbridge -10 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 122 (37.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 120 (36.92%) Test Strategy
3 119 (36.62%) Test Management
4 101 (31.08%) Banking
5 88 (27.08%) Finance
6 56 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (16.62%) QA
8 52 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (15.69%) Investment Banking
9 51 (15.69%) ISEB
10 50 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 48 (14.77%) Test Scripting
12 43 (13.23%) Project Management
13 40 (12.31%) Security Cleared
14 39 (12.00%) HP
15 37 (11.38%) ISTQB
16 34 (10.46%) Oracle
16 34 (10.46%) Test Automation
17 32 (9.85%) SAP
18 30 (9.23%) SC Cleared
19 26 (8.00%) Performance Testing
19 26 (8.00%) Test Planning
20 23 (7.08%) Software Testing
21 22 (6.77%) Retail
22 21 (6.46%) Integration Testing
22 21 (6.46%) Microsoft
23 20 (6.15%) SQL
24 19 (5.85%) MS Project
24 19 (5.85%) MS Excel
25 17 (5.23%) Degree

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (3.38%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.77%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.92%) Lync
5 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (5.85%) MS Project
1 19 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 16 (4.92%) MS Office
3 10 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.15%) Summit
3 4 (1.23%) Agresso
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.92%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.62%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.31%) Magento
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
1 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.62%) SAN
1 2 (0.62%) DVB
1 2 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.31%) Wireless
2 1 (0.31%) VLAN
2 1 (0.31%) NFC
2 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.31%) LAN
2 1 (0.31%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.31%) WAN
2 1 (0.31%) DHCP
2 1 (0.31%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.62%) DataStage
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.62%) QlikView
5 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.92%) JIRA
2 15 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.15%) Selenium
6 4 (1.23%) TestDirector
6 4 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.92%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.62%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.62%) JMeter
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
9 1 (0.31%) MSTest
9 1 (0.31%) Mocha
9 1 (0.31%) Sahi
9 1 (0.31%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.31%) WATIR
General
1 101 (31.08%) Banking
2 88 (27.08%) Finance
3 51 (15.69%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.77%) Retail
5 16 (4.92%) Back Office
6 10 (3.08%) Front Office
7 5 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.23%) Advertising
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) International Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.31%) .NET
2 11 (3.38%) HTML
3 9 (2.77%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.77%) JSP
4 5 (1.54%) XML
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.62%) Middleware
6 2 (0.62%) Ajax
6 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 2 (0.62%) J2EE
7 1 (0.31%) DHTML
7 1 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) WF
7 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.31%) Mason
7 1 (0.31%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.31%) XSL
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) CSS3
7 1 (0.31%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.69%) Derivative
2 11 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.08%) Fixed Income
3 10 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.77%) FMCG
5 8 (2.46%) Open Source
6 7 (2.15%) Equities
7 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.54%) CESG
8 5 (1.54%) Statistics
9 4 (1.23%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.92%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.92%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.92%) IPTV
10 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.08%) UNIX
2 9 (2.77%) Windows
3 5 (1.54%) Linux
4 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (37.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 120 (36.92%) Test Strategy
3 119 (36.62%) Test Management
4 56 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (14.77%) Test Scripting
7 43 (13.23%) Project Management
8 34 (10.46%) Test Automation
9 26 (8.00%) Test Planning
9 26 (8.00%) Performance Testing
10 23 (7.08%) Software Testing
11 21 (6.46%) Integration Testing
12 15 (4.62%) Validation
13 14 (4.31%) Migration
13 14 (4.31%) PRINCE2
13 14 (4.31%) ERP
14 12 (3.69%) CRM
14 12 (3.69%) Scrum
15 11 (3.38%) Risk Management
15 11 (3.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.15%) SQL
2 10 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.77%) Java
4 8 (2.46%) C
5 6 (1.85%) C#
5 6 (1.85%) VB
6 4 (1.23%) VBA
6 4 (1.23%) C++
7 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.31%) Scala
8 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (15.69%) ISEB
2 40 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 37 (11.38%) ISTQB
4 30 (9.23%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.23%) Degree
6 16 (4.92%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.85%) CISSP
9 6 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.54%) CEH
11 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.62%) MBA
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.62%) MCITP
13 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (16.62%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.62%) FATCA
3 2 (0.62%) EMIR
4 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) Control-M
2 1 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (12.00%) HP
2 34 (10.46%) Oracle
3 32 (9.85%) SAP
4 21 (6.46%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.85%) IBM
7 4 (1.23%) Murex
8 3 (0.92%) Calypso
8 3 (0.92%) SunGard
9 2 (0.62%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.62%) Siebel
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco
9 2 (0.62%) Fundtech
9 2 (0.62%) Charles River
9 2 (0.62%) MKS
9 2 (0.62%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.62%) Teradata
10 1 (0.31%) Capita
10 1 (0.31%) Fujitsu
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