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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Manager
Rank 570 559 524
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 37 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.044% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.047% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 15
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£450 £509 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.54% -3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £618 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £513
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -12.19%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 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 22 May 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 28 £443 -15.69% 4
London -6 13 £600 +9.09% 1
Scotland -5 6 £500 +17.64% 2
Solihull - 5 £380 -
West Midlands - 5 £380 -
South East -12 4 £373 +14.61%
East of England +10 3 £437 -16.76% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £500 - 1
City of London +4 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Stirling -3 2 - -
North West -20 1 £350 -30.00% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £320 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £424 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (38.33%) Test Management
2 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 18 (30.00%) Finance
4 17 (28.33%) Banking
5 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (16.67%) SAP
6 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.67%) QA
7 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.33%) ISEB
9 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (10.00%) Selenium
10 6 (10.00%) Retail
11 5 (8.33%) IBM
11 5 (8.33%) ITIL
11 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
12 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
12 4 (6.67%) Degree
12 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.67%) HP
12 4 (6.67%) Project Management
12 4 (6.67%) Validation
12 4 (6.67%) Scrum

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (3.33%) FileNet
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) VoIP
1 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) QlikView
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.67%) Behat
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
3 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.00%) Retail
5 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) LAMP
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) RESTful
1 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) UNIX
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Test Management
2 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Validation
8 4 (6.67%) Scrum
8 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
9 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
1 2 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) PHP
2 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) ISEB
2 6 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) SAP
2 5 (8.33%) IBM
3 4 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Calypso
5 1 (1.67%) Microgen
5 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
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