The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK
Rank 305 260 242
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 299 457 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 281 284
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
- +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager within the UK.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager within the UK.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 -55 275 £475 +5.55% 39
London -16 131 £525 +5.00% 16
South East -12 50 £425 +9.67% 6
West Midlands 0 24 £415 -2.35% 6
Scotland +6 19 £425 -5.55% 1
City of London -6 18 £525 +1.44% 5
Edinburgh +17 17 £425 - 1
East Midlands +1 17 £405 -19.00%
South West -5 17 £425 -5.55% 3
Hampshire -6 15 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England -1 13 £519 +11.85% 3
Birmingham +6 12 £415 -2.35% 3
Northamptonshire -7 12 £500 -
Yorkshire -8 10 £475 -2.81% 4
Milton Keynes +9 9 £500 +17.64%
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £500 +17.64%
Hertfordshire +1 8 £840 +86.66% 1
Gloucestershire -3 8 £450 -
Northampton -9 8 £500 -
North West -19 8 £325 -25.71%
Surrey +15 7 £425 -19.04% 2
South Yorkshire -3 6 £475 -
Gloucester -5 6 £450 +7.14%
Crawley +15 5 £288 -4.16%
Berkshire +8 5 £450 +12.50% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £288 -12.87%
Woking - 5 £425 -
Bristol +5 4 £275 -40.86% 2
West Yorkshire -5 4 £475 -3.55% 3
Leeds -8 4 £475 -3.55% 3

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 208 (32.96%) Finance
2 202 (32.01%) Test Strategy
3 177 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (27.89%) Test Management
5 160 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 120 (19.02%) Banking
7 114 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 100 (15.85%) Test Scripting
9 91 (14.42%) QA
10 82 (13.00%) Retail
11 77 (12.20%) Defect Management
12 74 (11.73%) Migration
13 65 (10.30%) Oracle
14 57 (9.03%) Integration Testing
14 57 (9.03%) System Integration Testing
15 55 (8.72%) Selenium
15 55 (8.72%) JIRA
15 55 (8.72%) ISEB
16 54 (8.56%) Scrum
17 53 (8.40%) ISTQB
17 53 (8.40%) Retail Banking
18 51 (8.08%) Test Automation
19 48 (7.61%) HP
19 48 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
20 44 (6.97%) Functional Testing
21 42 (6.66%) Microsoft
22 41 (6.50%) Test Planning
23 40 (6.34%) Project Management
23 40 (6.34%) Regression Testing
24 39 (6.18%) SQL

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 17 (2.69%) Confluence
2 7 (1.11%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.95%) CMS
4 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.63%) CICS
5 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.32%) Mule
6 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.90%) MS Office
3 11 (1.74%) MS Project
4 9 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.63%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.32%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.16%) HFM
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.11%) Office 365
2 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.58%) Internet
2 7 (1.11%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.63%) ATM
3 4 (0.63%) HTTP
3 4 (0.63%) PPP
4 3 (0.48%) BGP
4 3 (0.48%) HSRP
4 3 (0.48%) MPLS
4 3 (0.48%) OSPF
4 3 (0.48%) Skype
5 2 (0.32%) FTP
5 2 (0.32%) LAN
5 2 (0.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) Broadband
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) MVNO
6 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.48%) MySQL
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.32%) DataStage
4 2 (0.32%) DB2
4 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.32%) OLAP
4 2 (0.32%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.16%) GIS
5 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 55 (8.72%) JIRA
1 55 (8.72%) Selenium
2 23 (3.65%) Cucumber
3 18 (2.85%) HP UFT
4 17 (2.69%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.54%) SoapUI
5 16 (2.54%) WebDriver
6 14 (2.22%) JUnit
7 13 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.43%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.27%) Git (software)
11 7 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.95%) FitNesse
12 6 (0.95%) Maven
12 6 (0.95%) TestComplete
13 4 (0.63%) JBehave
14 3 (0.48%) Mockito
14 3 (0.48%) Moq
14 3 (0.48%) MSTest
General
1 208 (32.96%) Finance
2 120 (19.02%) Banking
3 82 (13.00%) Retail
4 53 (8.40%) Retail Banking
5 12 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.11%) Legal
8 6 (0.95%) Advertising
8 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Front Office
9 5 (0.79%) Local Government
10 4 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.63%) Law
11 3 (0.48%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) Marketing
11 3 (0.48%) Military
11 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.22%) Web Services
2 12 (1.90%) .NET
3 9 (1.43%) Gherkin
4 7 (1.11%) XML
5 6 (0.95%) SOAP
6 5 (0.79%) Java EE
6 5 (0.79%) RESTful
6 5 (0.79%) Spring
7 4 (0.63%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.63%) Drools
7 4 (0.63%) J2EE
7 4 (0.63%) JSON
7 4 (0.63%) Middleware
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.63%) REST
8 3 (0.48%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.48%) HTML
8 3 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.32%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 14 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (0.95%) Equities
6 6 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 6 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 5 (0.79%) Data Conversion
7 5 (0.79%) Derivative
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.48%) EPoS
9 3 (0.48%) LIMS
9 3 (0.48%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.48%) PKI
10 2 (0.32%) CCTV
10 2 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.07%) Windows
2 21 (3.33%) Unix
3 19 (3.01%) Linux
4 12 (1.90%) Android
5 11 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.27%) AIX
6 8 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.63%) HPUX
7 4 (0.63%) Solaris
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (32.01%) Test Strategy
2 177 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (27.89%) Test Management
4 160 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 114 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (15.85%) Test Scripting
7 77 (12.20%) Defect Management
8 74 (11.73%) Migration
9 57 (9.03%) Integration Testing
9 57 (9.03%) System Integration Testing
10 54 (8.56%) Scrum
11 51 (8.08%) Test Automation
12 44 (6.97%) Functional Testing
13 41 (6.50%) Test Planning
14 40 (6.34%) Project Management
14 40 (6.34%) Regression Testing
15 39 (6.18%) Non-Functional Testing
16 38 (6.02%) Waterfall
17 37 (5.86%) ERP
18 35 (5.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.18%) SQL
2 34 (5.39%) Java
3 9 (1.43%) C#
4 8 (1.27%) C
5 7 (1.11%) Python
6 5 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.32%) Lua
9 2 (0.32%) PHP
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) Perl
10 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (8.72%) ISEB
2 53 (8.40%) ISTQB
3 29 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.22%) Degree
6 5 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CISM
9 2 (0.32%) MBA
9 2 (0.32%) PMP
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CISA
10 1 (0.16%) CISSP
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (14.42%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) EMIR
3 4 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.48%) MiFID
4 3 (0.48%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.32%) SDET
5 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.48%) SCCM
2 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.32%) Control-M
3 2 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.16%) Netcool
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (10.30%) Oracle
2 48 (7.61%) HP
3 42 (6.66%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.91%) SAP
5 7 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.95%) CheckPoint
6 6 (0.95%) IBM
6 6 (0.95%) Workday
7 5 (0.79%) webMethods
8 4 (0.63%) Capita
8 4 (0.63%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.63%) GoldenSource
8 4 (0.63%) Guidewire
8 4 (0.63%) hybris
8 4 (0.63%) Informatica
9 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.48%) Reuters
10 2 (0.32%) Charles River
10 2 (0.32%) Remedy
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Adteq
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago