The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Manager
Rank 615 587 591
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 25 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.067% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.071% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 16
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £710 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50657 52124 51537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33063 32045 31829
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2084 2180
Median hourly rate £17.95 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.15% -3.03%

Senior Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Test Manager in the job title.

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 23 May 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 18 £445 +0.43% 1
London +1 10 £475 -20.83% 1
Scotland -13 7 £600 +23.07%
West Midlands -9 5 £325 -14.47%
Edinburgh +1 4 £500 +2.56%
Glasgow - 3 £600 -
City of London +40 2 £475 -5.00%
South East -8 2 - -
North West -9 1 £475 +35.71%
Chester - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 £363 -

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2016, Senior Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Test Manager in the job title.

1 26 (50.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Test Strategy
3 18 (35.29%) Test Management
4 17 (33.33%) Finance
5 16 (31.37%) Banking
6 12 (23.53%) QA
7 11 (21.57%) Migration
8 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (17.65%) Investment Banking
8 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
9 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) Retail
10 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
10 7 (13.73%) ISEB
10 7 (13.73%) Test Planning
11 6 (11.76%) Defect Management
11 6 (11.76%) HP
11 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Calypso
12 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (7.84%) Re-Platforming
13 4 (7.84%) SDLC
13 4 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
13 4 (7.84%) Scrum
13 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (7.84%) Test Automation

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Hi Portfolio
2 1 (1.96%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.96%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.96%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
1 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (31.37%) Banking
3 9 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 7 (13.73%) Retail
5 4 (7.84%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.92%) Front Office
6 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.96%) Back Office
7 1 (1.96%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) JSON
1 1 (1.96%) Murex MxML
1 1 (1.96%) REST
1 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.96%) Derivative
4 1 (1.96%) EPoS
4 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Test Strategy
3 18 (35.29%) Test Management
4 11 (21.57%) Migration
5 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Test Planning
7 6 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Fund Accounting
9 4 (7.84%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) SDLC
9 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.88%) BDD
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) ISEB
3 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) Calypso
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) Murex
5 1 (1.96%) Charles River
5 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.96%) SunGard