The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 178 192 170
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 296 216 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.06% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 152 209
Average daily rate £471 £480 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £48.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22912 20394 25944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.78% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15867 13832 16673
Average daily rate £425 £448 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 421 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Manager
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 93 £525 - 21
Docklands, London - 3 £425 -
Brentford - 3 £255 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Canary Wharf +22 1 £400 -
Croydon -9 1 £450 +12.50% 2
Ealing - 1 £450 -
Surbiton - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 164 (34.45%) Test Management
2 154 (32.35%) Banking
3 152 (31.93%) Finance
4 132 (27.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 117 (24.58%) Test Strategy
6 88 (18.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (18.07%) Investment Banking
8 83 (17.44%) Test Scripting
9 81 (17.02%) QA
10 67 (14.08%) ISEB
11 66 (13.87%) HP Quality Center
12 52 (10.92%) Test Automation
13 43 (9.03%) Integration Testing
14 41 (8.61%) ISTQB
15 39 (8.19%) Project Management
15 39 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 38 (7.98%) LoadRunner
17 36 (7.56%) Oracle
17 36 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (6.93%) JIRA
19 31 (6.51%) System Testing
20 29 (6.09%) SQL
21 28 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
21 28 (5.88%) HP
22 27 (5.67%) Selenium
22 27 (5.67%) TDD
22 27 (5.67%) Performance Testing
23 26 (5.46%) SAP
24 25 (5.25%) Java
24 25 (5.25%) Derivative

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.84%) CMS
3 3 (0.63%) SAS
3 3 (0.63%) Node.js
4 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.10%) MS Office
3 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.68%) MS Project
5 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Agresso
2 3 (0.63%) Endur
2 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.63%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.05%) SaaS
3 3 (0.63%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.05%) LAN
2 4 (0.84%) WAN
2 4 (0.84%) FTP
3 3 (0.63%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.63%) Internet
3 3 (0.63%) MPLS
3 3 (0.63%) CHAP
4 2 (0.42%) NAS
4 2 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.42%) Wireless
4 2 (0.42%) DHCP
4 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 2 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) CTI
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.26%) DataStage
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.42%) QlikView
5 2 (0.42%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.21%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 38 (7.98%) LoadRunner
2 33 (6.93%) JIRA
3 28 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (5.67%) Selenium
5 16 (3.36%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.68%) SoapUI
6 8 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.68%) Maven
7 7 (1.47%) JUnit
8 5 (1.05%) WATIR
8 5 (1.05%) Sahi
9 4 (0.84%) JMeter
9 4 (0.84%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.63%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.63%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.42%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (0.42%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (0.42%) Calabash
General
1 154 (32.35%) Banking
2 152 (31.93%) Finance
3 86 (18.07%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.62%) Retail
6 20 (4.20%) Back Office
7 18 (3.78%) Front Office
8 10 (2.10%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.89%) Advertising
10 7 (1.47%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.84%) Publishing
13 3 (0.63%) Billing
13 3 (0.63%) Legal
13 3 (0.63%) International Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Local Government
15 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.21%) Law
15 1 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.20%) .NET
2 9 (1.89%) XML
3 7 (1.47%) Web Services
4 3 (0.63%) HTML
4 3 (0.63%) Sass
4 3 (0.63%) Mustache
4 3 (0.63%) Mason
4 3 (0.63%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.42%) HTML5
5 2 (0.42%) J2EE
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
6 1 (0.21%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (5.25%) Derivative
3 19 (3.99%) Equities
4 15 (3.15%) Fixed Income
5 9 (1.89%) Market Risk
6 8 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.68%) Statistics
7 7 (1.47%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.47%) PACS
7 7 (1.47%) Open Source
8 6 (1.26%) NHS
8 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (0.84%) FMCG
10 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.84%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.84%) AS400
10 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.63%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.52%) UNIX
2 8 (1.68%) Windows
3 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.05%) Android
4 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.42%) VMS
5 2 (0.42%) Linux
6 1 (0.21%) AIX
6 1 (0.21%) HPUX
6 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (34.45%) Test Management
2 132 (27.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 117 (24.58%) Test Strategy
4 88 (18.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (17.44%) Test Scripting
6 52 (10.92%) Test Automation
7 43 (9.03%) Integration Testing
8 39 (8.19%) Project Management
9 36 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (6.51%) System Testing
11 27 (5.67%) TDD
11 27 (5.67%) Performance Testing
12 23 (4.83%) Software Testing
12 23 (4.83%) Scrum
13 22 (4.62%) Migration
14 19 (3.99%) Risk Management
15 18 (3.78%) Regression Testing
16 17 (3.57%) E-Commerce
16 17 (3.57%) PRINCE2
17 16 (3.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.09%) SQL
2 25 (5.25%) Java
3 8 (1.68%) Ruby
4 6 (1.26%) C#
5 4 (0.84%) C
6 3 (0.63%) C++
6 3 (0.63%) VBA
6 3 (0.63%) MATLAB
6 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.21%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 67 (14.08%) ISEB
2 41 (8.61%) ISTQB
3 22 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.36%) Degree
5 12 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (17.02%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) EMIR
3 4 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.63%) Basel III
4 3 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.42%) FATCA
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 66 (13.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) MOM
2 1 (0.21%) WSUS
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (7.56%) Oracle
2 28 (5.88%) HP
3 26 (5.46%) SAP
4 10 (2.10%) IBM
4 10 (2.10%) Murex
5 9 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.47%) Siebel
6 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.26%) Cognos
7 6 (1.26%) Calypso
8 4 (0.84%) VMware
9 3 (0.63%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.63%) Charles River
9 3 (0.63%) Avaloq
10 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.42%) MKS
10 2 (0.42%) Teradata
10 2 (0.42%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.42%) Citrix
10 2 (0.42%) Lotus
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