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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 237 221 174
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 202 229 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.90% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.97% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 162 212
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£450 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 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
City of London +14 62 £450 -14.28% 9
Docklands, London +11 3 £450 -14.28%
Canary Wharf +12 2 £650 +145.28%
Uxbridge -5 2 - - 1
Hayes - 1 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Edgware - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 143 (38.54%) User Acceptance Testing
1 143 (38.54%) Test Strategy
2 137 (36.93%) Test Management
3 113 (30.46%) Banking
4 99 (26.68%) Finance
5 71 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (16.98%) QA
7 59 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (15.09%) Investment Banking
8 56 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
9 54 (14.56%) Test Scripting
10 53 (14.29%) ISEB
11 51 (13.75%) Project Management
12 48 (12.94%) HP
13 43 (11.59%) ISTQB
13 43 (11.59%) Security Cleared
14 35 (9.43%) Test Automation
14 35 (9.43%) Oracle
15 34 (9.16%) Test Planning
16 33 (8.89%) SC Cleared
17 29 (7.82%) SQL
17 29 (7.82%) Software Testing
18 27 (7.28%) MS Excel
18 27 (7.28%) Microsoft
19 25 (6.74%) Integration Testing
20 24 (6.47%) Performance Testing
21 23 (6.20%) Retail
21 23 (6.20%) MS Project
22 22 (5.93%) SAP
23 20 (5.39%) MS Office

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.16%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.08%) Lync
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.20%) MS Project
3 20 (5.39%) MS Office
4 18 (4.85%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.89%) Summit
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.81%) Agresso
3 3 (0.81%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.27%) SaaS
1 1 (0.27%) Office 365
1 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.35%) DVB
2 4 (1.08%) LAN
3 3 (0.81%) SAN
3 3 (0.81%) WAN
4 2 (0.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) VLAN
5 1 (0.27%) NFC
5 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.27%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.81%) DataStage
4 2 (0.54%) SQLPlus
4 2 (0.54%) DB2
4 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.54%) Big Data
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.27%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (5.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (4.58%) JIRA
3 12 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 11 (2.96%) Selenium
5 9 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.89%) TestDirector
7 6 (1.62%) WinRunner
8 5 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.35%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.08%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.81%) MSTest
10 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.54%) Toad
11 2 (0.54%) JUnit
11 2 (0.54%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.54%) Rational Robot
11 2 (0.54%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.27%) TestLink
General
1 113 (30.46%) Banking
2 99 (26.68%) Finance
3 56 (15.09%) Investment Banking
4 23 (6.20%) Retail
5 17 (4.58%) Back Office
6 11 (2.96%) Front Office
7 5 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.08%) Legal
8 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.04%) .NET
2 12 (3.23%) HTML
3 11 (2.96%) XML
4 9 (2.43%) JSP
4 9 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.08%) SOAP
7 3 (0.81%) CSS
7 3 (0.81%) Middleware
7 3 (0.81%) Ajax
8 2 (0.54%) DHTML
8 2 (0.54%) XSL
9 1 (0.27%) Web Services
9 1 (0.27%) WF
9 1 (0.27%) Mason
9 1 (0.27%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.27%) HTML5
9 1 (0.27%) CSS3
9 1 (0.27%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.96%) Fixed Income
2 11 (2.96%) Derivative
3 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.43%) IPTV
4 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.89%) FMCG
5 7 (1.89%) Open Source
6 6 (1.62%) Statistics
6 6 (1.62%) Equities
6 6 (1.62%) STB
7 5 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.08%) CESG
9 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.81%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.77%) UNIX
2 11 (2.96%) Linux
3 9 (2.43%) Windows
4 3 (0.81%) Android
4 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (38.54%) User Acceptance Testing
1 143 (38.54%) Test Strategy
2 137 (36.93%) Test Management
3 71 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (14.56%) Test Scripting
6 51 (13.75%) Project Management
7 35 (9.43%) Test Automation
8 34 (9.16%) Test Planning
9 29 (7.82%) Software Testing
10 25 (6.74%) Integration Testing
11 24 (6.47%) Performance Testing
12 18 (4.85%) PRINCE2
12 18 (4.85%) Validation
12 18 (4.85%) Migration
13 17 (4.58%) Automated Testing
13 17 (4.58%) System Testing
14 15 (4.04%) Scrum
15 14 (3.77%) Risk Management
16 13 (3.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.82%) SQL
2 10 (2.70%) C
2 10 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.89%) C#
4 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.62%) VB
4 6 (1.62%) Java
5 5 (1.35%) C++
6 3 (0.81%) VBA
7 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.27%) Scala
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (14.29%) ISEB
2 43 (11.59%) ISTQB
2 43 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 33 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.39%) Degree
5 16 (4.31%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.35%) CISSP
10 4 (1.08%) CEH
11 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.81%) PMP
11 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.54%) MBA
12 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.54%) MCITP
13 1 (0.27%) CCNA
13 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (16.98%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) SLA
2 4 (1.08%) FATCA
3 3 (0.81%) EMIR
3 3 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Control-M
2 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (12.94%) HP
2 35 (9.43%) Oracle
3 27 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.93%) SAP
5 10 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.43%) IBM
7 8 (2.16%) Murex
8 3 (0.81%) Calypso
8 3 (0.81%) SunGard
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco
8 3 (0.81%) Cognos
8 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.81%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.54%) Teradata
9 2 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.54%) Fundtech
9 2 (0.54%) Charles River
9 2 (0.54%) Siebel
9 2 (0.54%) Citrix
10 1 (0.27%) CA
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