The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 220 213 182
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 483 491 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.96% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.04% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 301 378
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -20 419 £438 -2.77% 69
London -42 168 £475 - 31
South East +17 96 £405 -4.70% 11
City of London -16 51 £475 -2.56% 14
Hampshire +10 42 £450 +5.88% 2
Scotland +4 42 £350 -10.25% 12
South West -11 39 £435 +8.75% 4
Berkshire +15 29 £410 -18.80% 2
Glasgow +22 26 £350 -0.70% 6
East of England -13 26 £444 +10.93% 2
Gosport -1 24 £450 +3.44% 1
East Midlands -1 22 £425 +25.92% 2
Yorkshire +7 19 £394 +5.00% 6
West Yorkshire +6 17 £394 +5.00% 6
North West -4 16 £389 -13.61% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 16 £350 +9.37% 3
Bristol -16 15 £450 -8.62%
Wiltshire +10 14 £426 -13.67% 2
Swindon +6 13 £435 -16.34% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 11 £425 +30.76% 1
Nottingham +12 10 £425 +30.76% 1
Leeds +10 10 £300 -18.36% 4
Edinburgh -30 9 £450 +10.76% 5
Manchester +2 8 £450 -1.09% 3
Slough +8 7 £400 -
Hertfordshire +4 7 £450 +9.09% 1
Wales -17 7 £370 -22.10%
West Midlands -34 7 £394 -5.40% 5
Milton Keynes -2 5 £400 +1.58% 1
Luton -13 5 £431 +32.69%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Manager in their job title.

1 342 (31.93%) Test Management
2 323 (30.16%) Test Strategy
3 278 (25.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 273 (25.49%) Finance
5 175 (16.34%) Banking
5 175 (16.34%) ISTQB
6 168 (15.69%) Test Scripting
7 159 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 154 (14.38%) Security Cleared
9 152 (14.19%) ISEB
10 149 (13.91%) HP Quality Center
11 144 (13.45%) Oracle
12 129 (12.04%) HP
13 128 (11.95%) SC Cleared
13 128 (11.95%) QA
14 92 (8.59%) Test Automation
15 90 (8.40%) Project Management
16 89 (8.31%) Performance Testing
17 78 (7.28%) SQL
18 76 (7.10%) SAP
19 74 (6.91%) Migration
20 73 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 70 (6.54%) Investment Banking
22 69 (6.44%) .NET
23 68 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
23 68 (6.35%) Integration Testing
24 67 (6.26%) QuickTest Pro
25 65 (6.07%) Microsoft
26 63 (5.88%) Telecoms
27 62 (5.79%) Retail

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.21%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.84%) IIS
6 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.37%) SAS
8 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.28%) Node.js
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.19%) CMS
9 2 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.093%) Lync
10 1 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.093%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.093%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.33%) MS Project
4 20 (1.87%) MS Office
5 9 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.93%) Agresso
4 8 (0.75%) Maximo
5 5 (0.47%) Summit
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.28%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.28%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.093%) Office 365
3 1 (0.093%) IaaS
3 1 (0.093%) Force.com
3 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.15%) SAN
2 15 (1.40%) WAN
3 14 (1.31%) LAN
4 12 (1.12%) Internet
5 10 (0.93%) IP Telephony
6 8 (0.75%) LTE
7 7 (0.65%) GGSN
7 7 (0.65%) SGSN
7 7 (0.65%) Firewall
7 7 (0.65%) VoIP
8 6 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.56%) DNS
8 6 (0.56%) UMTS
9 5 (0.47%) 3GPP
9 5 (0.47%) MPLS
10 4 (0.37%) GPRS
10 4 (0.37%) 3G
10 4 (0.37%) SIGTRAN
11 3 (0.28%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.65%) DataStage
6 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.37%) DB2
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.19%) QlikView
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.19%) MySQL
9 2 (0.19%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.093%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.093%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.093%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.093%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 67 (6.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 45 (4.20%) LoadRunner
3 33 (3.08%) JIRA
4 31 (2.89%) Selenium
5 20 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.68%) SoapUI
7 12 (1.12%) TestDirector
7 12 (1.12%) Maven
8 11 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.93%) JUnit
10 7 (0.65%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.47%) WATIR
12 5 (0.47%) Sahi
12 5 (0.47%) JMeter
13 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.19%) WinRunner
14 2 (0.19%) JBehave
14 2 (0.19%) MSTest
General
1 273 (25.49%) Finance
2 175 (16.34%) Banking
3 70 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 63 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 62 (5.79%) Retail
6 24 (2.24%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.87%) Front Office
8 18 (1.68%) Back Office
9 12 (1.12%) Billing
10 11 (1.03%) Advertising
11 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.84%) Local Government
13 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.56%) Legal
15 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.37%) Marketing
16 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.28%) International Banking
16 3 (0.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.44%) .NET
2 40 (3.73%) HTML
3 36 (3.36%) JSP
3 36 (3.36%) ASP.NET
4 21 (1.96%) XML
5 17 (1.59%) Web Services
6 14 (1.31%) Middleware
7 12 (1.12%) SOAP
8 3 (0.28%) OLE
8 3 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.28%) Mason
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.28%) REST
8 3 (0.28%) Mustache
8 3 (0.28%) Sass
9 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.19%) HTML5
9 2 (0.19%) J2EE
10 1 (0.093%) CSS
10 1 (0.093%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 19 (1.77%) Equities
4 17 (1.59%) IVR
4 17 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 16 (1.49%) Derivative
6 12 (1.12%) Statistics
7 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 10 (0.93%) FMCG
7 10 (0.93%) Open Source
8 9 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.84%) NHS
9 7 (0.65%) PACS
9 7 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.65%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (0.56%) SWIFT
10 6 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.47%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 50 (4.67%) Windows
2 26 (2.43%) UNIX
3 16 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.03%) Linux
5 10 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.93%) Android
6 6 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.28%) VMS
8 3 (0.28%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.093%) AIX
10 1 (0.093%) zOS
10 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (31.93%) Test Management
2 323 (30.16%) Test Strategy
3 278 (25.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 168 (15.69%) Test Scripting
5 159 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 92 (8.59%) Test Automation
7 90 (8.40%) Project Management
8 89 (8.31%) Performance Testing
9 74 (6.91%) Migration
10 68 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (6.35%) Integration Testing
11 62 (5.79%) Software Testing
12 57 (5.32%) CRM
13 44 (4.11%) ITIL
13 44 (4.11%) PRINCE2
14 42 (3.92%) Waterfall
15 39 (3.64%) Regression Testing
16 38 (3.55%) Automated Testing
16 38 (3.55%) Scrum
17 34 (3.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (7.28%) SQL
2 47 (4.39%) C#
3 46 (4.30%) Java
4 40 (3.73%) VB
5 37 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (0.93%) VBA
7 8 (0.75%) C
8 7 (0.65%) Ruby
9 6 (0.56%) Perl
10 5 (0.47%) C++
11 4 (0.37%) RPG
12 3 (0.28%) Python
12 3 (0.28%) Tcl
12 3 (0.28%) VBScript
13 2 (0.19%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.093%) JCL
14 1 (0.093%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.093%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.093%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 175 (16.34%) ISTQB
2 154 (14.38%) Security Cleared
3 152 (14.19%) ISEB
4 128 (11.95%) SC Cleared
5 73 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 48 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (4.20%) Degree
8 38 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
11 17 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (1.59%) CCNA
12 12 (1.12%) MCITP
13 10 (0.93%) PMP
13 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.65%) CISSP
15 7 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.56%) CEH
16 6 (0.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (11.95%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) EMIR
4 5 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.093%) GxP
7 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.093%) XenApp
5 1 (0.093%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 149 (13.91%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.093%) Control-M
4 1 (0.093%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.093%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 144 (13.45%) Oracle
2 129 (12.04%) HP
3 76 (7.10%) SAP
4 65 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 20 (1.87%) IBM
6 17 (1.59%) Citrix
7 15 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.12%) Cisco
9 10 (0.93%) Empirix
9 10 (0.93%) Siemens
9 10 (0.93%) Genesys
9 10 (0.93%) VMware
9 10 (0.93%) Verint
10 9 (0.84%) Cognos
10 9 (0.84%) Siebel
11 7 (0.65%) Avaya
12 6 (0.56%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.47%) Remedy
13 5 (0.47%) Avaloq
13 5 (0.47%) Lotus
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