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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Manager
Rank 567 580 529
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 46 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.023% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.024% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 15
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£475 £638 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £405 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £713 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +1.25%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -6 34 £463 -31.48% 4
London -1 16 £463 -31.48% 1
Scotland +8 7 £650 +68.83% 1
West Midlands - 6 £380 - 1
Solihull - 6 £380 -
Edinburgh - 6 £650 - 1
City of London -5 4 £423 -37.33% 1
South East -13 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £488 -
Leeds - 3 £488 -
Yorkshire - 3 £488 -
South West -7 2 £475 +11.76%
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
East of England - 2 £437 - 2
Berkshire +13 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £424 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £750 -

Senior Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (39.47%) Test Management
2 28 (36.84%) Test Strategy
3 27 (35.53%) Banking
4 22 (28.95%) Finance
5 13 (17.11%) SAP
5 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (17.11%) QA
6 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
7 11 (14.47%) Retail
8 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.16%) SAP IS-U
8 10 (13.16%) Project Management
9 9 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (10.53%) ISEB
11 7 (9.21%) IBM
11 7 (9.21%) HP UFT
11 7 (9.21%) Retail Banking
12 6 (7.89%) Selenium
12 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
12 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
13 5 (6.58%) Validation
13 5 (6.58%) HP
13 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
13 5 (6.58%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
14 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
14 4 (5.26%) Software Testing

Senior Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (2.63%) FileNet
1 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) VoIP
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
1 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.63%) QlikView
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) HP UFT
2 6 (7.89%) Selenium
3 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.32%) JMeter
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) Behat
General
1 27 (35.53%) Banking
2 22 (28.95%) Finance
3 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 11 (14.47%) Retail
4 7 (9.21%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) LAMP
1 1 (1.32%) RESTful
1 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
1 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) UNIX
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) Test Management
2 28 (36.84%) Test Strategy
3 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.16%) Project Management
6 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
6 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.58%) Validation
7 5 (6.58%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.26%) Migration
8 4 (5.26%) ITIL
8 4 (5.26%) Scrum
8 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) Perl
2 2 (2.63%) C++
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (1.32%) Ruby
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Control-M
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) SAP
2 7 (9.21%) IBM
3 5 (6.58%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) Calypso
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.32%) Microgen
5 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow