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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 230 255 197
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 184 169 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.80% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.84% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 112 171
Average daily rate £495 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 25 £525 +1.44% 5
Hayes - 3 £388 -
Docklands, London +8 2 £400 -9.09%
Bromley -4 2 £450 +5.88%
Greenwich - 2 £460 -
Croydon - 1 £338 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (31.03%) Test Management
2 129 (30.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 125 (29.83%) Test Strategy
3 125 (29.83%) Finance
4 118 (28.16%) Banking
5 86 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (18.38%) QA
7 75 (17.90%) System Integration Testing
8 57 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
10 53 (12.65%) Investment Banking
11 51 (12.17%) SQL
11 51 (12.17%) Test Scripting
11 51 (12.17%) Defect Management
12 47 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
13 45 (10.74%) Security Cleared
14 44 (10.50%) Integration Testing
15 41 (9.79%) Oracle
15 41 (9.79%) HP
16 39 (9.31%) Test Automation
17 36 (8.59%) SC Cleared
18 35 (8.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 35 (8.35%) Migration
19 34 (8.11%) ISEB
19 34 (8.11%) Performance Testing
20 32 (7.64%) Software Testing
21 31 (7.40%) ISTQB
21 31 (7.40%) Test Planning
22 29 (6.92%) JIRA
22 29 (6.92%) Project Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (1.19%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.91%) MS Project
3 7 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.19%) MS Office
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.95%) Primavera
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.48%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.24%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.24%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
3 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.91%) IaaS
2 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.43%) SaaS
3 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.48%) Office 365
4 2 (0.48%) Taleo
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) LDAP
2 3 (0.72%) DNS
2 3 (0.72%) Internet
2 3 (0.72%) Value-Added Service
2 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.48%) ATM
3 2 (0.48%) Firewall
3 2 (0.48%) LAN
3 2 (0.48%) WAN
4 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
4 1 (0.24%) INAP
4 1 (0.24%) ISUP
4 1 (0.24%) Node B
4 1 (0.24%) RNC
4 1 (0.24%) Skype
4 1 (0.24%) SS7
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.95%) MySQL
3 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) DataStage
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (6.92%) JIRA
2 24 (5.73%) HP UFT
3 18 (4.30%) SoapUI
4 12 (2.86%) ClearQuest
5 7 (1.67%) Selenium
6 5 (1.19%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.19%) LoadUI
6 5 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.72%) Subversion
8 3 (0.72%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.24%) QAComplete
10 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.24%) TestNG
10 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.24%) Zephyr
General
1 125 (29.83%) Finance
2 118 (28.16%) Banking
3 53 (12.65%) Investment Banking
4 25 (5.97%) Retail
5 11 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.15%) Back Office
7 8 (1.91%) Front Office
7 8 (1.91%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 3 (0.72%) Law
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) International Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.34%) .NET
2 13 (3.10%) Middleware
2 13 (3.10%) XML
3 11 (2.63%) SOAP
4 6 (1.43%) Gherkin
5 3 (0.72%) JSON
5 3 (0.72%) REST
5 3 (0.72%) Web Services
5 3 (0.72%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.48%) FIXML
6 2 (0.48%) FpML
7 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.24%) CGI
7 1 (0.24%) MCollective
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (4.30%) Derivative
3 17 (4.06%) Fixed Income
4 15 (3.58%) SWIFT
5 11 (2.63%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.67%) Equities
8 6 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.95%) EPoS
9 4 (0.95%) NHS
9 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.95%) User Experience
10 3 (0.72%) Biometrics
10 3 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.72%) New Media
11 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.15%) Linux
2 7 (1.67%) Windows
3 4 (0.95%) Unix
4 1 (0.24%) Android
4 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (31.03%) Test Management
2 129 (30.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 125 (29.83%) Test Strategy
4 86 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (17.90%) System Integration Testing
6 57 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (12.17%) Defect Management
7 51 (12.17%) Test Scripting
8 47 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 44 (10.50%) Integration Testing
10 39 (9.31%) Test Automation
11 35 (8.35%) Migration
11 35 (8.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 34 (8.11%) Performance Testing
13 32 (7.64%) Software Testing
14 31 (7.40%) Test Planning
15 29 (6.92%) Project Management
16 28 (6.68%) Functional Testing
17 26 (6.21%) SDLC
18 23 (5.49%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.17%) SQL
2 26 (6.21%) Java
3 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.19%) Python
4 4 (0.95%) C
4 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.72%) C#
5 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) COBOL
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.11%) ISEB
4 31 (7.40%) ISTQB
5 14 (3.34%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.10%) Degree
7 8 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.72%) PMP
12 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (18.38%) QA
2 9 (2.15%) MiFID
3 5 (1.19%) FATCA
3 5 (1.19%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.95%) SLA
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) SDET
5 2 (0.48%) SEPA
6 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) GxP
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) KVM
2 1 (0.24%) Varnish
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (9.79%) HP
1 41 (9.79%) Oracle
2 22 (5.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.82%) SAP
4 11 (2.63%) Calypso
5 9 (2.15%) IBM
5 9 (2.15%) Murex
6 4 (0.95%) Cognos
6 4 (0.95%) Remedy
6 4 (0.95%) VMware
7 3 (0.72%) CA
7 3 (0.72%) Capita
7 3 (0.72%) Compaq
7 3 (0.72%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.72%) Terracotta
7 3 (0.72%) webMethods
8 2 (0.48%) Rally
8 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.48%) VocaLink
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