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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 223 234 166
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 218 190 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 0.78% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.83% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 139 174
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -50.43%
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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
21920 22774 20632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.32% 93.19% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15790 15744 13757
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 £263 £275 £263
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 436 372 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +29 67 £475 -9.52% 22
Uxbridge +3 3 - -
Canary Wharf +11 2 £650 +36.84%
Docklands, London +8 1 £500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Edgware - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 156 (40.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 143 (36.95%) Test Strategy
3 138 (35.66%) Test Management
4 123 (31.78%) Banking
5 105 (27.13%) Finance
6 70 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (16.80%) HP Quality Center
8 64 (16.54%) Investment Banking
9 61 (15.76%) QA
10 54 (13.95%) HP
10 54 (13.95%) ISEB
10 54 (13.95%) Test Scripting
11 47 (12.14%) Project Management
12 46 (11.89%) ISTQB
13 37 (9.56%) Oracle
14 36 (9.30%) Test Automation
15 35 (9.04%) Software Testing
16 34 (8.79%) Security Cleared
16 34 (8.79%) Test Planning
17 33 (8.53%) MS Excel
18 32 (8.27%) SQL
19 27 (6.98%) Microsoft
20 26 (6.72%) Retail
21 25 (6.46%) SAP
21 25 (6.46%) Integration Testing
22 24 (6.20%) SC Cleared
22 24 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
23 23 (5.94%) MS Project
24 22 (5.68%) MS Office

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.29%) Lync
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.94%) MS Project
3 22 (5.68%) MS Office
4 19 (4.91%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.81%) Summit
3 3 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.29%) DVB
2 3 (0.78%) SAN
2 3 (0.78%) LAN
3 2 (0.52%) WAN
3 2 (0.52%) FTP
3 2 (0.52%) Firewall
3 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
4 1 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.26%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) DHCP
4 1 (0.26%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.26%) NFC
4 1 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.03%) DataStage
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.78%) Big Data
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.52%) DB2
5 2 (0.52%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.26%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (5.68%) JIRA
3 16 (4.13%) Selenium
4 12 (3.10%) LoadRunner
5 8 (2.07%) TestDirector
5 8 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.81%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.81%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.29%) WinRunner
8 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.78%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (0.78%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.78%) Rational Robot
10 2 (0.52%) WATIR
10 2 (0.52%) Toad
10 2 (0.52%) JUnit
10 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.52%) MSTest
10 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.52%) Sahi
General
1 123 (31.78%) Banking
2 105 (27.13%) Finance
3 64 (16.54%) Investment Banking
4 26 (6.72%) Retail
5 16 (4.13%) Back Office
6 8 (2.07%) Front Office
7 7 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.29%) Legal
10 4 (1.03%) Italian Language
10 4 (1.03%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.52%) International Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.52%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) Billing
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.65%) .NET
2 14 (3.62%) XML
3 13 (3.36%) HTML
4 9 (2.33%) JSP
4 9 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.55%) SOAP
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.78%) Middleware
6 3 (0.78%) CSS
6 3 (0.78%) Ajax
7 2 (0.52%) DHTML
7 2 (0.52%) Web Services
7 2 (0.52%) XSL
7 2 (0.52%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) Mason
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (0.26%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.26%) CSS3
8 1 (0.26%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.26%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.17%) Derivative
2 13 (3.36%) IPTV
3 12 (3.10%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.58%) STB
4 10 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.81%) Open Source
7 7 (1.81%) Equities
8 6 (1.55%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.55%) FMCG
9 5 (1.29%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.29%) Statistics
9 5 (1.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 4 (1.03%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.03%) CESG
10 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.88%) UNIX
2 12 (3.10%) Linux
3 10 (2.58%) Windows
4 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.03%) Android
5 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (40.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 143 (36.95%) Test Strategy
3 138 (35.66%) Test Management
4 70 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 47 (12.14%) Project Management
8 36 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 35 (9.04%) Software Testing
10 34 (8.79%) Test Planning
11 25 (6.46%) Integration Testing
12 21 (5.43%) Performance Testing
12 21 (5.43%) Migration
13 19 (4.91%) Validation
14 18 (4.65%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.65%) System Testing
14 18 (4.65%) Functional Testing
15 17 (4.39%) Automated Testing
16 16 (4.13%) CRM
17 13 (3.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.27%) SQL
2 10 (2.58%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.33%) C#
4 8 (2.07%) C
4 8 (2.07%) Java
5 6 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.55%) VB
6 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.78%) C++
7 2 (0.52%) Ruby
7 2 (0.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (13.95%) ISEB
2 46 (11.89%) ISTQB
3 34 (8.79%) Security Cleared
4 24 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.43%) Degree
6 16 (4.13%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.29%) CISSP
10 4 (1.03%) CEH
11 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.78%) PMP
11 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (15.76%) QA
2 6 (1.55%) FATCA
3 5 (1.29%) EMIR
3 5 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.03%) SLA
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 65 (16.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.52%) Control-M
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 54 (13.95%) HP
2 37 (9.56%) Oracle
3 27 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.46%) SAP
5 15 (3.88%) Murex
6 12 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.84%) IBM
8 7 (1.81%) Calypso
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco
10 3 (0.78%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.78%) SunGard
10 3 (0.78%) Cognos
10 3 (0.78%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.52%) Teradata
11 2 (0.52%) Citrix
11 2 (0.52%) Cerner
11 2 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.26%) Microgen
12 1 (0.26%) Avaloq
12 1 (0.26%) Fundtech
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