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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 236 169 213
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 167 284 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 1.28% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.38% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 198 119
Average daily rate
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£453 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
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
19647 20560 18458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 92.96% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13785 13896 12572
Average daily rate £448 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 392 424
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 -40 44 £525 - 6
Hounslow +2 1 £310 -31.11%
Harrow - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 153 (39.74%) Test Strategy
2 133 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 126 (32.73%) Test Management
4 125 (32.47%) Finance
5 120 (31.17%) Banking
6 70 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
8 54 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (12.99%) Investment Banking
10 48 (12.47%) Test Scripting
11 45 (11.69%) QA
12 44 (11.43%) HP
13 41 (10.65%) SQL
14 39 (10.13%) Project Management
15 36 (9.35%) ISEB
16 30 (7.79%) SAP
16 30 (7.79%) MS Excel
17 29 (7.53%) Oracle
17 29 (7.53%) Test Planning
18 27 (7.01%) Test Automation
18 27 (7.01%) ISTQB
18 27 (7.01%) Migration
19 25 (6.49%) Software Testing
19 25 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
20 24 (6.23%) Regression Testing
21 23 (5.97%) Microsoft
22 21 (5.45%) ETL
22 21 (5.45%) Degree
22 21 (5.45%) Retail
23 20 (5.19%) System Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.30%) Lync
3 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.04%) CMS
4 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.78%) SugarCRM
4 3 (0.78%) Drupal
4 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.16%) MS Office
3 14 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.86%) MS Project
5 10 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.04%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.04%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.78%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.78%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.52%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.04%) ATM
1 4 (1.04%) DVB
2 3 (0.78%) LAN
2 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.52%) WAN
3 2 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) VLAN
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
4 1 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.56%) QlikView
3 5 (1.30%) DataStage
4 4 (1.04%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.04%) Big Data
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.26%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 25 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (4.68%) JIRA
2 18 (4.68%) Selenium
3 11 (2.86%) LoadRunner
4 9 (2.34%) TestDirector
5 7 (1.82%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.30%) WinRunner
7 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.78%) MSTest
8 3 (0.78%) Sahi
8 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.78%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.78%) Rational Robot
8 3 (0.78%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.52%) Maven
9 2 (0.52%) JMeter
9 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.52%) PHPUnit
General
1 125 (32.47%) Finance
2 120 (31.17%) Banking
3 50 (12.99%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.45%) Retail
5 10 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.08%) Legal
7 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.56%) Front Office
8 6 (1.56%) Back Office
9 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.04%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.52%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) International Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.90%) .NET
2 13 (3.38%) XML
3 7 (1.82%) SOAP
4 4 (1.04%) HTML
5 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.78%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 2 (0.52%) JSP
7 1 (0.26%) XSL
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) DHTML
7 1 (0.26%) HTML5
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) RESTful
7 1 (0.26%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.26%) Ajax
7 1 (0.26%) XMPP
7 1 (0.26%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.42%) Derivative
3 12 (3.12%) IPTV
4 11 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.34%) STB
5 9 (2.34%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.82%) NHS
6 7 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.56%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.56%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.56%) Statistics
8 5 (1.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (1.30%) Equities
8 5 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.30%) FMCG
8 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.04%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.78%) Open Source
11 2 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.16%) UNIX
2 11 (2.86%) Linux
3 10 (2.60%) Windows
4 4 (1.04%) Android
5 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (39.74%) Test Strategy
2 133 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 126 (32.73%) Test Management
4 70 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (12.47%) Test Scripting
7 39 (10.13%) Project Management
8 29 (7.53%) Test Planning
9 27 (7.01%) Test Automation
9 27 (7.01%) Migration
10 25 (6.49%) Software Testing
11 24 (6.23%) Regression Testing
12 21 (5.45%) ETL
13 20 (5.19%) System Testing
14 19 (4.94%) Integration Testing
14 19 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.94%) Risk Management
15 17 (4.42%) PRINCE2
15 17 (4.42%) Automated Testing
16 16 (4.16%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.65%) SQL
2 10 (2.60%) Java
3 9 (2.34%) C#
4 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.04%) C
5 4 (1.04%) PHP
5 4 (1.04%) C++
6 3 (0.78%) Ruby
7 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.52%) Scala
7 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.52%) VBScript
7 2 (0.52%) VB
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (9.35%) ISEB
2 27 (7.01%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.45%) Degree
4 16 (4.16%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.04%) VCP4
8 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.78%) PMP
10 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.26%) ACCA
11 1 (0.26%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.69%) QA
2 5 (1.30%) FATCA
3 4 (1.04%) EMIR
3 4 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.78%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.52%) HL7
5 2 (0.52%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 65 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 44 (11.43%) HP
2 30 (7.79%) SAP
3 29 (7.53%) Oracle
4 23 (5.97%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.90%) Murex
6 11 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.08%) Informatica
8 7 (1.82%) Teradata
8 7 (1.82%) IBM
9 5 (1.30%) Calypso
9 5 (1.30%) Cisco
10 4 (1.04%) SunGard
10 4 (1.04%) Cerner
10 4 (1.04%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.04%) Microgen
11 3 (0.78%) Green Hat
12 2 (0.52%) Demandware
12 2 (0.52%) hybris
12 2 (0.52%) FatWire
12 2 (0.52%) Ab Initio
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