The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 180 249 200
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 788 469 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.90% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 272 341
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £554 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £34.28

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +71 681 £425 - 83
London +76 303 £475 +2.15% 34
South East -1 115 £425 +6.25% 14
Scotland +32 91 £425 +18.05% 1
City of London +34 74 £475 +5.49% 13
Edinburgh +40 71 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +21 67 £398 +6.00% 8
South West +28 60 £413 -1.19% 5
Yorkshire +3 52 £408 +4.67% 10
West Yorkshire -4 44 £400 +2.56% 8
Leeds -1 37 £400 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +27 31 £400 - 6
Manchester -2 29 £388 +3.33% 3
Berkshire -1 28 £375 +1.69% 5
Surrey +13 26 £450 +10.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 24 £425 +6.25%
Wiltshire +2 23 £365 -14.36%
North East -10 21 £450 -
Hampshire -3 20 £375 -14.28% 3
Swindon +1 19 £365 -14.36%
Tyne and Wear -9 18 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 18 £450 -
Glasgow -7 16 £410 +17.14%
Cheshire -3 15 £434 +11.21% 3
Gloucestershire +4 14 £438 +15.13%
Milton Keynes -6 14 £430 +1.17%
East of England -10 13 £400 -8.57% 2
Birmingham +17 10 £385 +9.21% 4
Bristol +3 10 £428 +3.01% 4
East Midlands -15 10 £375 -9.09% 2

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 462 (34.17%) Test Management
2 450 (33.28%) Finance
3 430 (31.80%) Test Strategy
4 381 (28.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 315 (23.30%) Banking
6 233 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
7 204 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 201 (14.87%) QA
9 194 (14.35%) HP Quality Center
10 173 (12.80%) Security Cleared
11 161 (11.91%) Migration
12 159 (11.76%) ISEB
13 148 (10.95%) ISTQB
14 140 (10.36%) Test Scripting
15 133 (9.84%) HP
16 126 (9.32%) SQL
17 123 (9.10%) Project Management
17 123 (9.10%) Software Testing
18 120 (8.88%) SC Cleared
19 117 (8.65%) Retail
20 115 (8.51%) Oracle
21 113 (8.36%) SAP
21 113 (8.36%) Test Automation
22 112 (8.28%) System Integration Testing
23 98 (7.25%) Performance Testing
24 92 (6.80%) Integration Testing
24 92 (6.80%) Test Planning
25 86 (6.36%) Non-Functional Testing
26 82 (6.07%) PRINCE2
27 70 (5.18%) Telecoms

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (1.04%) SAS
2 9 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.37%) IIS
5 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.22%) FileNet
6 3 (0.22%) CMS
6 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.15%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.074%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.074%) JBoss
8 1 (0.074%) Apache
8 1 (0.074%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.074%) Drupal
8 1 (0.074%) WordPress
8 1 (0.074%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.66%) MS Office
3 21 (1.55%) MS Project
4 16 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
2 11 (0.81%) Agresso
2 11 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.52%) MultiFonds
5 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.37%) Primavera
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.30%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.81%) IaaS
2 9 (0.67%) SaaS
3 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.22%) Taleo
4 3 (0.22%) Office 365
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.15%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.074%) PaaS
6 1 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.14%) Firewall
2 8 (0.59%) MPLS
2 8 (0.59%) BGP
3 7 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.37%) Internet
5 5 (0.37%) ATM
5 5 (0.37%) VoIP
6 4 (0.30%) DVB
7 3 (0.22%) DNS
7 3 (0.22%) SAN
7 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.15%) LDAP
8 2 (0.15%) MVNO
8 2 (0.15%) HTTP
8 2 (0.15%) GSM
9 1 (0.074%) LAN
9 1 (0.074%) Broadband
9 1 (0.074%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 21 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 20 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.67%) SAP BW
8 7 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.30%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.30%) MySQL
10 3 (0.22%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.15%) OLAP
11 2 (0.15%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.15%) QlikView
11 2 (0.15%) DataStage
11 2 (0.15%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.15%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 56 (4.14%) LoadRunner
2 49 (3.62%) HP UFT
3 46 (3.40%) Selenium
4 36 (2.66%) JIRA
5 22 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 17 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.18%) WebDriver
8 16 (1.18%) JMeter
9 11 (0.81%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.67%) LoadUI
10 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.59%) Subversion
11 8 (0.59%) JBehave
12 6 (0.44%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.37%) JUnit
13 5 (0.37%) TestDirector
13 5 (0.37%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.37%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.30%) eggPlant
General
1 450 (33.28%) Finance
2 315 (23.30%) Banking
3 117 (8.65%) Retail
4 70 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 64 (4.73%) Investment Banking
6 54 (3.99%) Retail Banking
7 21 (1.55%) Billing
8 18 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.11%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.96%) Front Office
11 11 (0.81%) Legal
12 7 (0.52%) Automotive
13 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.44%) Publishing
14 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.37%) Marketing
15 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.30%) Electronics
16 3 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.62%) XML
2 39 (2.88%) .NET
3 17 (1.26%) Middleware
4 16 (1.18%) Web Services
5 15 (1.11%) SOAP
6 14 (1.04%) HTML
7 13 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.44%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.30%) JSP
9 4 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.30%) WCF
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.15%) React
11 2 (0.15%) AppFabric
11 2 (0.15%) REST
11 2 (0.15%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.15%) LAMP
11 2 (0.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (1.55%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.26%) NHS
3 17 (1.26%) Data Conversion
4 16 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.11%) Smart Meter
6 14 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 12 (0.89%) Equities
7 12 (0.89%) Derivative
8 9 (0.67%) Fixed Income
8 9 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.59%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.44%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.44%) Statistics
11 6 (0.44%) EPoS
11 6 (0.44%) iSeries
12 5 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.37%) DTV
12 5 (0.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 39 (2.88%) Windows
2 37 (2.74%) UNIX
3 18 (1.33%) Linux
4 17 (1.26%) VME
5 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.30%) Android
7 4 (0.30%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.074%) AIX
9 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.074%) zOS
9 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (34.17%) Test Management
2 430 (31.80%) Test Strategy
3 381 (28.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 233 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 161 (11.91%) Migration
7 140 (10.36%) Test Scripting
8 123 (9.10%) Software Testing
8 123 (9.10%) Project Management
9 113 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 112 (8.28%) System Integration Testing
11 98 (7.25%) Performance Testing
12 92 (6.80%) Integration Testing
12 92 (6.80%) Test Planning
13 86 (6.36%) Non-Functional Testing
14 82 (6.07%) PRINCE2
15 70 (5.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 62 (4.59%) SDLC
17 59 (4.36%) Data Migration
18 58 (4.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.32%) SQL
2 49 (3.62%) Java
3 27 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 25 (1.85%) Python
5 20 (1.48%) C++
6 19 (1.41%) COBOL
7 17 (1.26%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.18%) C
9 15 (1.11%) C#
10 12 (0.89%) Perl
11 7 (0.52%) Ruby
12 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.37%) VBScript
13 4 (0.30%) VB
13 4 (0.30%) PHP
14 2 (0.15%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.15%) RPG
14 2 (0.15%) VBA
14 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.074%) Scala
Qualifications
1 173 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 159 (11.76%) ISEB
3 148 (10.95%) ISTQB
4 120 (8.88%) SC Cleared
5 37 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (2.66%) Degree
7 35 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 30 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 29 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 25 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.44%) PMP
12 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CISM
14 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.15%) MCITP
14 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (14.87%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) FATCA
3 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.30%) GxP
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.22%) P3O
5 3 (0.22%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.074%) Basel II
7 1 (0.074%) Basel III
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.15%) Snort
5 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 194 (14.35%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.074%) SCOM
4 1 (0.074%) Nessus
4 1 (0.074%) Nmap
Vendors
1 133 (9.84%) HP
2 115 (8.51%) Oracle
3 113 (8.36%) SAP
4 59 (4.36%) Microsoft
5 37 (2.74%) IBM
6 27 (2.00%) VMware
7 14 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
8 13 (0.96%) Splunk
9 10 (0.74%) Cisco
9 10 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.74%) Remedy
10 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.67%) BMC
11 8 (0.59%) Informatica
12 7 (0.52%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.52%) Murex
12 7 (0.52%) F5
13 6 (0.44%) Siebel
14 5 (0.37%) Citrix
14 5 (0.37%) BT
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry
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Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £610 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
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City, London
Energon Global
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London
Quantica Technology - London
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Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Deerfoot IT
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London
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Docklands
iKonnect
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England
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London
Energon Global
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