The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 260 221 273
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 182 236 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 1.00% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.06% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 147 108
Median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
21035 22303 22456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.03% 94.72% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15052 15630 15374
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 360 417
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
City of London +18 27 £488 +5.40% 6
Croydon - 5 £453 -
Bromley -1 4 £450 -
Docklands, London +8 2 £538 +2.38%
Brentford +4 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £550 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £445 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 134 (35.08%) Test Strategy
2 129 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 127 (33.25%) Test Management
4 120 (31.41%) Finance
5 95 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (23.30%) Banking
7 82 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (15.45%) QA
9 55 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
10 54 (14.14%) Security Cleared
11 53 (13.87%) Integration Testing
12 49 (12.83%) Test Automation
13 48 (12.57%) System Integration Testing
13 48 (12.57%) Defect Management
14 47 (12.30%) HP
15 43 (11.26%) ISEB
15 43 (11.26%) Test Scripting
16 39 (10.21%) Retail
17 37 (9.69%) SC Cleared
18 36 (9.42%) Functional Testing
18 36 (9.42%) Non-Functional Testing
19 35 (9.16%) Performance Testing
19 35 (9.16%) ISTQB
20 34 (8.90%) Migration
20 34 (8.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
21 32 (8.38%) Waterfall
22 30 (7.85%) Investment Banking
23 29 (7.59%) JIRA
23 29 (7.59%) SAP
24 28 (7.33%) Test Planning

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 5 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) CMS
2 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.52%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Drupal
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) Mule
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.62%) MS Office
2 10 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.31%) MS Project
4 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.05%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.05%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.52%) HFM
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) BASE24
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Primavera
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.05%) SaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.79%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.31%) Internet
2 2 (0.52%) LAN
2 2 (0.52%) WAN
3 1 (0.26%) Firewall
3 1 (0.26%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) Skype
3 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.14%) Big Data
2 10 (2.62%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.26%) OLAP
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (7.59%) JIRA
2 25 (6.54%) Selenium
3 18 (4.71%) HP UFT
4 13 (3.40%) LoadRunner
5 10 (2.62%) SoapUI
6 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.57%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.31%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.05%) JMeter
10 4 (1.05%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.79%) JUnit
11 3 (0.79%) Ranorex
11 3 (0.79%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.79%) TestComplete
11 3 (0.79%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 120 (31.41%) Finance
2 89 (23.30%) Banking
3 39 (10.21%) Retail
4 30 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.45%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.83%) Back Office
6 7 (1.83%) Legal
7 6 (1.57%) Front Office
7 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.79%) Games
9 3 (0.79%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.66%) XML
2 8 (2.09%) Gherkin
2 8 (2.09%) SOAP
2 8 (2.09%) Web Services
3 4 (1.05%) XSD
4 3 (0.79%) Middleware
5 2 (0.52%) Apache CXF
5 2 (0.52%) REST
5 2 (0.52%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.26%) .NET
6 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.26%) Drools
6 1 (0.26%) Murex MxML
6 1 (0.26%) Node.js
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (3.14%) Derivative
4 9 (2.36%) Biometrics
5 8 (2.09%) OTC Derivatives
6 6 (1.57%) Equities
6 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.57%) User Experience
6 6 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.79%) FMCG
8 3 (0.79%) iPad
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.83%) Linux
2 5 (1.31%) Windows
3 1 (0.26%) AIX
3 1 (0.26%) Android
3 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.26%) Unix
3 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (35.08%) Test Strategy
2 129 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 127 (33.25%) Test Management
4 95 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (13.87%) Integration Testing
7 49 (12.83%) Test Automation
8 48 (12.57%) Defect Management
8 48 (12.57%) System Integration Testing
9 43 (11.26%) Test Scripting
10 36 (9.42%) Functional Testing
10 36 (9.42%) Non-Functional Testing
11 35 (9.16%) Performance Testing
12 34 (8.90%) Migration
12 34 (8.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 32 (8.38%) Waterfall
14 28 (7.33%) Test Planning
15 26 (6.81%) Project Management
16 23 (6.02%) Automation Testing
17 22 (5.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.24%) SQL
2 9 (2.36%) Java
3 7 (1.83%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.57%) C#
5 4 (1.05%) C
5 4 (1.05%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) Lua
7 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.26%) ISEB
3 37 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 35 (9.16%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.93%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.09%) PMP
7 7 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.31%) Degree
9 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (15.45%) QA
2 7 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.05%) GxP
4 3 (0.79%) SLA
5 2 (0.52%) Basel II
5 2 (0.52%) Basel III
5 2 (0.52%) EMIR
5 2 (0.52%) MiFID
6 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.26%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (2.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.83%) Puppet
3 6 (1.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (12.30%) HP
2 29 (7.59%) SAP
3 23 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.97%) Oracle
5 10 (2.62%) Calypso
6 7 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.57%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.05%) IBM
8 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.79%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.79%) Informatica
9 3 (0.79%) Murex
9 3 (0.79%) Reuters
10 2 (0.52%) Charles River
10 2 (0.52%) Citrix
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.52%) Remedy
10 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.26%) Sybase
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