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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Manager
Rank 562 564 542
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 31 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.062% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.067% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 14
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£500 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £332 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £610 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £448 £525
% change year-on-year
+6.14% -14.76%
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
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 £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 22 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 17 April 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 -10 23 £540 +8.00% 4
London +2 14 £590 +10.53% 2
Scotland +3 8 £488 -3.46%
Edinburgh -1 6 £488 -9.72%
South East -20 4 £320 -1.53% 1
City of London +15 2 £650 +18.18%
East of England +19 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - -
Leeds -15 1 - -
Yorkshire -17 1 - -
North West -17 1 £350 -18.60% 1
Berkshire - 1 £320 -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (43.48%) Test Management
2 19 (41.30%) Test Strategy
3 18 (39.13%) Banking
4 17 (36.96%) Finance
5 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
6 9 (19.57%) QA
7 8 (17.39%) ISEB
8 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (13.04%) Selenium
9 6 (13.04%) Retail
9 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (8.70%) HP
11 4 (8.70%) Validation
11 4 (8.70%) Migration
12 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
12 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
12 3 (6.52%) ETL
12 3 (6.52%) SQL
12 3 (6.52%) ITIL
12 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
12 3 (6.52%) Project Management
12 3 (6.52%) Degree
12 3 (6.52%) Risk Analysis

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.35%) FileNet
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) QlikView
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.35%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) WATIR
5 1 (2.17%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.17%) Sahi
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (39.13%) Banking
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
4 6 (13.04%) Retail
5 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Test Management
2 19 (41.30%) Test Strategy
3 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.70%) Validation
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) ETL
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
8 3 (6.52%) Release Management
8 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.35%) Functional Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Ruby
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.17%) Microgen
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