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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 197 242 189
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 239 189 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 0.78% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.83% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 138 155
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£475 £510 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £362 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +20 71 £475 -9.52% 13
Docklands, London +12 3 £470 -14.54% 1
Uxbridge +5 3 - -
Canary Wharf +9 1 £650 +36.84%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Hounslow - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 150 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 146 (36.78%) Test Strategy
3 142 (35.77%) Test Management
4 120 (30.23%) Banking
5 112 (28.21%) Finance
6 72 (18.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (16.12%) HP Quality Center
8 55 (13.85%) Investment Banking
8 55 (13.85%) QA
9 51 (12.85%) HP
10 50 (12.59%) Test Scripting
11 47 (11.84%) ISEB
12 46 (11.59%) Project Management
13 38 (9.57%) Oracle
13 38 (9.57%) ISTQB
14 37 (9.32%) SQL
15 34 (8.56%) Test Automation
16 33 (8.31%) Security Cleared
16 33 (8.31%) Test Planning
16 33 (8.31%) MS Excel
17 31 (7.81%) Retail
18 30 (7.56%) Microsoft
19 29 (7.30%) Software Testing
20 27 (6.80%) Integration Testing
21 26 (6.55%) SAP
22 25 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
23 24 (6.05%) Migration
24 23 (5.79%) MS Office
24 23 (5.79%) SC Cleared

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (2.52%) Tomcat
1 10 (2.52%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.26%) Lync
4 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.79%) MS Office
3 18 (4.53%) MS Project
4 15 (3.78%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.78%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.51%) Summit
3 3 (0.76%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.25%) Agresso
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.26%) DVB
2 3 (0.76%) LAN
3 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.50%) WAN
3 2 (0.50%) FTP
3 2 (0.50%) SAN
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) VLAN
4 1 (0.25%) NFC
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) DHCP
4 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.25%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.26%) DataStage
4 3 (0.76%) Big Data
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.50%) DB2
5 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.50%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.25%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (0.25%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (4.53%) JIRA
2 18 (4.53%) Selenium
3 13 (3.27%) LoadRunner
4 9 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.02%) TestDirector
6 7 (1.76%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.26%) WinRunner
8 5 (1.26%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.01%) Sahi
10 3 (0.76%) Rational Robot
10 3 (0.76%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.76%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (0.50%) MSTest
11 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.50%) JUnit
11 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.50%) Toad
11 2 (0.50%) JMeter
General
1 120 (30.23%) Banking
2 112 (28.21%) Finance
3 55 (13.85%) Investment Banking
4 31 (7.81%) Retail
5 10 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.52%) Back Office
6 8 (2.02%) Legal
6 8 (2.02%) Front Office
7 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.04%) .NET
2 14 (3.53%) XML
3 12 (3.02%) HTML
4 9 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.27%) JSP
5 6 (1.51%) SOAP
6 3 (0.76%) Middleware
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.50%) DHTML
7 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 2 (0.50%) CSS
7 2 (0.50%) XSL
7 2 (0.50%) Ajax
8 1 (0.25%) WF
8 1 (0.25%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.25%) Mason
8 1 (0.25%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.79%) Derivative
2 13 (3.27%) IPTV
3 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.52%) STB
3 10 (2.52%) Fixed Income
4 8 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.76%) NHS
5 7 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.51%) Open Source
6 6 (1.51%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.51%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.51%) Equities
7 5 (1.26%) Statistics
7 5 (1.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.26%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.01%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.53%) UNIX
2 12 (3.02%) Windows
2 12 (3.02%) Linux
3 4 (1.01%) Android
4 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 146 (36.78%) Test Strategy
3 142 (35.77%) Test Management
4 72 (18.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (12.59%) Test Scripting
7 46 (11.59%) Project Management
8 34 (8.56%) Test Automation
9 33 (8.31%) Test Planning
10 29 (7.30%) Software Testing
11 27 (6.80%) Integration Testing
12 24 (6.05%) Migration
13 22 (5.54%) Performance Testing
14 20 (5.04%) PRINCE2
15 19 (4.79%) Automated Testing
15 19 (4.79%) System Testing
15 19 (4.79%) Functional Testing
16 18 (4.53%) CRM
17 16 (4.03%) ITIL
18 15 (3.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.32%) SQL
2 10 (2.52%) C#
3 9 (2.27%) Java
3 9 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.76%) C
5 6 (1.51%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.26%) VB
7 3 (0.76%) C++
7 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.50%) VBA
8 2 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) VBScript
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (11.84%) ISEB
2 38 (9.57%) ISTQB
3 33 (8.31%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.79%) Degree
6 15 (3.78%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (2.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.26%) CISSP
10 4 (1.01%) CEH
11 3 (0.76%) MCITP
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.76%) PMP
11 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (13.85%) QA
2 6 (1.51%) FATCA
3 5 (1.26%) EMIR
3 5 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.01%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) HL7
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.25%) Basel III
7 1 (0.25%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (1.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (16.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.50%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Nessus
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (12.85%) HP
2 38 (9.57%) Oracle
3 30 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.55%) SAP
5 15 (3.78%) Murex
6 13 (3.27%) IBM
6 13 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.26%) Calypso
7 5 (1.26%) Cisco
8 4 (1.01%) Cerner
9 3 (0.76%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.76%) Cognos
9 3 (0.76%) SunGard
9 3 (0.76%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.50%) hybris
10 2 (0.50%) Demandware
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix
10 2 (0.50%) Apple
10 2 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.50%) Teradata
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