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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 268 215 171
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 156 252 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 1.00% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.08% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 174 214
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£450 £475 £479
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -3.18%
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 - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £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 19 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 19 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 44 £450 -10.00% 12
Docklands, London +15 3 £438 -7.89%
Canary Wharf +22 1 - -
Uxbridge -8 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 120 (37.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 113 (35.20%) Test Strategy
3 110 (34.27%) Test Management
4 99 (30.84%) Banking
5 95 (29.60%) Finance
6 56 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (16.82%) QA
8 53 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (15.58%) ISEB
10 49 (15.26%) Investment Banking
11 48 (14.95%) Test Scripting
12 44 (13.71%) HP Quality Center
13 40 (12.46%) Project Management
14 38 (11.84%) Security Cleared
15 36 (11.21%) HP
16 35 (10.90%) Oracle
17 34 (10.59%) ISTQB
18 30 (9.35%) SAP
18 30 (9.35%) Test Automation
19 29 (9.03%) SC Cleared
20 26 (8.10%) Performance Testing
21 23 (7.17%) Test Planning
22 22 (6.85%) Retail
23 21 (6.54%) Microsoft
24 20 (6.23%) SQL
24 20 (6.23%) Integration Testing
25 19 (5.92%) Software Testing
26 18 (5.61%) MS Project
26 18 (5.61%) MS Excel
27 16 (4.98%) ERP

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (3.43%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.93%) Lync
5 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (5.61%) MS Project
1 18 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.67%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.36%) MS Office
4 9 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.87%) Summit
3 5 (1.56%) Agresso
4 4 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.62%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.31%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
1 1 (0.31%) IaaS
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.62%) SAN
2 1 (0.31%) NFC
2 1 (0.31%) Wireless
2 1 (0.31%) Firewall
2 1 (0.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) DVB
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
2 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.62%) QlikView
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
5 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.31%) DataStage
5 1 (0.31%) DB2
5 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (4.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (4.36%) JIRA
3 13 (4.05%) LoadRunner
4 8 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.18%) Selenium
6 4 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.93%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.62%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.62%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.62%) JMeter
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) WATIR
9 1 (0.31%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
9 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.31%) MSTest
9 1 (0.31%) Mocha
General
1 99 (30.84%) Banking
2 95 (29.60%) Finance
3 49 (15.26%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.85%) Retail
5 16 (4.98%) Back Office
6 12 (3.74%) Front Office
7 5 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.25%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.25%) Advertising
9 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) International Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.36%) .NET
2 11 (3.43%) HTML
3 9 (2.80%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.80%) JSP
4 5 (1.56%) XML
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 2 (0.62%) J2EE
6 2 (0.62%) Middleware
6 2 (0.62%) Ajax
7 1 (0.31%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.31%) WF
7 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) XSL
7 1 (0.31%) DHTML
7 1 (0.31%) CSS3
7 1 (0.31%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.12%) Derivative
4 9 (2.80%) Fixed Income
4 9 (2.80%) FMCG
5 8 (2.49%) Open Source
5 8 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.49%) Equities
6 5 (1.56%) CESG
6 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.56%) Statistics
7 4 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.93%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.62%) NHS
9 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.49%) UNIX
1 8 (2.49%) Windows
2 4 (1.25%) Linux
3 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.62%) Android
4 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (37.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 113 (35.20%) Test Strategy
3 110 (34.27%) Test Management
4 56 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (14.95%) Test Scripting
7 40 (12.46%) Project Management
8 30 (9.35%) Test Automation
9 26 (8.10%) Performance Testing
10 23 (7.17%) Test Planning
11 20 (6.23%) Integration Testing
12 19 (5.92%) Software Testing
13 16 (4.98%) ERP
14 15 (4.67%) CRM
14 15 (4.67%) Validation
15 13 (4.05%) PRINCE2
15 13 (4.05%) Migration
16 12 (3.74%) Scrum
16 12 (3.74%) Security Testing
16 12 (3.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.23%) SQL
2 10 (3.12%) Java
2 10 (3.12%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.18%) C
4 6 (1.87%) C#
4 6 (1.87%) VB
5 4 (1.25%) VBA
5 4 (1.25%) C++
6 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.31%) Ruby
7 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (15.58%) ISEB
2 38 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 34 (10.59%) ISTQB
4 29 (9.03%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.67%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.36%) Degree
7 11 (3.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.87%) CISSP
8 6 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.56%) CEH
10 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.62%) MCITP
11 2 (0.62%) MBA
12 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CCNA
12 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (16.82%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.62%) EMIR
3 2 (0.62%) FATCA
3 2 (0.62%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (13.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) Nessus
2 1 (0.31%) Control-M
Vendors
1 36 (11.21%) HP
2 35 (10.90%) Oracle
3 30 (9.35%) SAP
4 21 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.87%) IBM
7 3 (0.93%) Charles River
7 3 (0.93%) Calypso
7 3 (0.93%) Murex
7 3 (0.93%) Siebel
8 2 (0.62%) Fundtech
8 2 (0.62%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco
8 2 (0.62%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.62%) MKS
8 2 (0.62%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.62%) Teradata
9 1 (0.31%) Open Text
9 1 (0.31%) Capita
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago