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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Manager
Rank 581 601 567
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 52 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.016% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.017% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 9
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£475 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £713 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £503
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.49%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 23 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 4 September 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
England +14 26 £475 +18.75% 7
Scotland - 24 £500 -
Edinburgh - 23 £500 -
London +12 12 £500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £449 -
City of London +11 4 £588 -21.66%
South East -22 3 - - 2
North West - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £417 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Berkshire -1 2 - -
South West - 2 £463 -
Leeds - 2 £417 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £750 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £318 -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 32 (35.16%) Finance
1 32 (35.16%) Test Management
2 30 (32.97%) Banking
3 28 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 25 (27.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (23.08%) Retail
6 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
7 15 (16.48%) SAP
8 14 (15.38%) Retail Banking
9 13 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.09%) Migration
11 10 (10.99%) QA
11 10 (10.99%) SAP IS-U
11 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (9.89%) Project Management
12 9 (9.89%) IBM
12 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (7.69%) HP
15 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
15 6 (6.59%) ISEB
15 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
15 6 (6.59%) Regression Testing
15 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
16 5 (5.49%) Test Scripting
16 5 (5.49%) Software Testing
16 5 (5.49%) Firewall
16 5 (5.49%) HP UFT
17 4 (4.40%) VMware

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (2.20%) FileNet
1 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Project
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (10.99%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) QlikView
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) HP UFT
2 4 (4.40%) Selenium
3 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.20%) JIRA
3 2 (2.20%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.10%) JMeter
4 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.10%) Behat
General
1 32 (35.16%) Finance
2 30 (32.97%) Banking
3 21 (23.08%) Retail
4 14 (15.38%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) LAMP
2 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.20%) User Experience
3 1 (1.10%) Replication
3 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.10%) Windows
1 1 (1.10%) Linux
1 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Test Management
2 28 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 25 (27.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
5 13 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.09%) Migration
7 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.89%) Project Management
9 7 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.59%) Regression Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Test Scripting
12 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
12 4 (4.40%) Test Planning
13 3 (3.30%) Test Automation
13 3 (3.30%) Programme Management
13 3 (3.30%) Integration Testing
13 3 (3.30%) ITIL
13 3 (3.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) Java
2 2 (2.20%) Perl
2 2 (2.20%) C++
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) ISEB
1 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) SAP
2 9 (9.89%) IBM
3 7 (7.69%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.10%) Calypso
6 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow