The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior 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
Senior Test Manager
Rank 595 557 538
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 17 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.041% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.044% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
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£525 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £470 £463
% change year-on-year
+9.04% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Senior Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK.

Senior Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Senior Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK.

Senior Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK 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
England -7 16 £538 +13.75% 2
London -10 9 £550 +7.31% 2
City of London +22 6 £500 -16.66% 2
South West - 4 £538 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £525 -
North West -7 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Manager in their job title.

1 13 (50.00%) Test Management
2 11 (42.31%) Banking
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
4 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.54%) QA
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 2 (7.69%) ISEB
8 2 (7.69%) ETL
8 2 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) .NET
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Retail
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
8 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.69%) Front Office
8 2 (7.69%) Back Office

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) DataStage
1 1 (3.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.85%) WATIR
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Sahi
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
2 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (42.31%) Banking
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Front Office
4 2 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) XML
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Ontologies
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Test Management
2 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) System Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos
1 1 (3.85%) HP