The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Manager
Rank 575 537 548
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 14 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.051% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.055% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 15
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£425 £446 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £305 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £600 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 30 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 29 July 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 -20 11 £550 +14.58% 2
London -3 7 £675 +12.50%
South East -13 3 - - 1
City of London +23 1 £750 +25.00%
Bristol -18 1 £425 -19.04%
South West -34 1 £425 -19.04%
Abingdon - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Test Management
3 16 (38.10%) Banking
4 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) Retail
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle
7 6 (14.29%) QA
7 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (11.90%) Demand Management
8 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
8 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (11.90%) Retail Banking
8 5 (11.90%) ISEB
9 4 (9.52%) SQL
9 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
10 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (7.14%) Investment Management
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) .NET
10 3 (7.14%) Project Management
11 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
11 2 (4.76%) SAS
11 2 (4.76%) Java
11 2 (4.76%) RPG

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) GPRS
1 1 (2.38%) GSM
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) SMS
1 1 (2.38%) UMTS
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
1 1 (2.38%) WCDMA
1 1 (2.38%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) DataStage
1 1 (2.38%) Spotfire
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.38%) WATIR
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Sahi
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Retail
4 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
4 5 (11.90%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 2 (4.76%) Back Office
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.38%) French Language
6 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
2 1 (2.38%) Mustache
2 1 (2.38%) Sass
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
1 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Derivative
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Ontologies
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Test Management
2 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) Demand Management
7 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Investment Management
8 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
9 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.76%) BPR
9 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) RPG
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
1 5 (11.90%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Solvency II
2 2 (4.76%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (4.76%) Teradata
3 1 (2.38%) Fundtech
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) Siebel
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft