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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 291 188 264
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 426 739 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 1.28% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.35% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 475 264
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 -100 388 £450 +5.88% 44
London -106 148 £500 +8.10% 15
South East -49 50 £400 -5.88% 4
South West -5 41 £450 +10.09% 5
West Midlands -25 38 £400 -1.23% 6
North West -17 34 £375 -5.95% 3
Scotland -33 34 £400 -5.88% 1
Manchester -7 25 £375 -3.22% 3
North East -11 25 £319 -29.16%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 23 £319 -29.16%
Tyne and Wear -21 23 £319 -29.16%
City of London -19 22 £550 +15.78% 3
Berkshire -4 21 £350 -9.67%
East of England +24 20 £425 +6.25% 8
Edinburgh -36 19 £413 -2.94% 1
Bristol +8 17 £376 -7.09% 1
East Midlands +6 15 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire -39 14 £400 -5.43% 1
Gloucestershire +1 11 £475 +8.57% 3
Glasgow +7 10 £400 -4.76%
Birmingham -7 10 £400 - 2
Gloucester +5 9 £475 +8.57% 1
Hampshire -9 8 £390 +4.00% 3
Reading +11 7 £488 +30.00%
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £450 +5.88%
Nottinghamshire -3 7 £575 +17.94%
Nottingham -7 7 £575 +17.94%
South Yorkshire 0 6 £394 -12.50%
Sheffield -4 6 £394 -12.50%
Warwickshire -6 6 £441 +13.14% 1

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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.

1 333 (35.31%) Test Strategy
2 307 (32.56%) Test Management
3 274 (29.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 256 (27.15%) Finance
5 204 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (17.60%) Banking
7 158 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 123 (13.04%) QA
9 121 (12.83%) Test Scripting
10 116 (12.30%) Migration
11 111 (11.77%) Defect Management
12 102 (10.82%) Security Cleared
13 95 (10.07%) ISEB
14 94 (9.97%) Retail
14 94 (9.97%) HP Quality Center
15 89 (9.44%) Test Automation
15 89 (9.44%) ISTQB
15 89 (9.44%) HP
16 87 (9.23%) Integration Testing
17 79 (8.38%) System Integration Testing
18 74 (7.85%) SC Cleared
19 72 (7.64%) Functional Testing
20 69 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
21 68 (7.21%) Performance Testing
22 66 (7.00%) Microsoft
23 65 (6.89%) SAP
23 65 (6.89%) JIRA
24 64 (6.79%) Test Planning
25 60 (6.36%) Waterfall
26 56 (5.94%) Retail Banking

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 15 (1.59%) Confluence
2 8 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.74%) CMS
4 5 (0.53%) Apache
4 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.42%) IIS
5 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.32%) SAS
6 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.21%) Mule
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.33%) MS Office
3 11 (1.17%) MS Project
4 10 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.32%) Hi Portfolio
5 3 (0.32%) Maximo
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.21%) HFM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle iStore
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.95%) SaaS
3 5 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.53%) Office 365
3 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.21%) IaaS
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.80%) Internet
2 8 (0.85%) Unified Communications
3 5 (0.53%) Firewall
3 5 (0.53%) VoIP
4 4 (0.42%) LAN
4 4 (0.42%) Skype
5 2 (0.21%) FTP
5 2 (0.21%) PPP
5 2 (0.21%) WAN
5 2 (0.21%) WLAN
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) CTI
6 1 (0.11%) HSRP
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) MPLS
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.38%) Big Data
3 12 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.17%) MySQL
5 10 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.11%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (6.89%) JIRA
2 52 (5.51%) Selenium
3 26 (2.76%) HP UFT
4 25 (2.65%) LoadRunner
5 18 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.70%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.38%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.95%) JMeter
8 9 (0.95%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.85%) Zephyr
10 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.64%) Ranorex
11 6 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.64%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.53%) PHPUnit
12 5 (0.53%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.53%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.42%) WinRunner
General
1 256 (27.15%) Finance
2 166 (17.60%) Banking
3 94 (9.97%) Retail
4 56 (5.94%) Retail Banking
5 33 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.59%) Legal
8 13 (1.38%) Front Office
9 12 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.95%) Back Office
12 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.64%) Law
13 5 (0.53%) Billing
13 5 (0.53%) Electronics
13 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.42%) Advertising
14 4 (0.42%) Marketing
15 3 (0.32%) Games
15 3 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.33%) XML
2 14 (1.48%) Web Services
3 11 (1.17%) Gherkin
4 9 (0.95%) SOAP
5 7 (0.74%) .NET
6 6 (0.64%) Middleware
7 5 (0.53%) XSD
8 4 (0.42%) Ajax
8 4 (0.42%) REST
9 2 (0.21%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.21%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.21%) Drools
9 2 (0.21%) HTML
9 2 (0.21%) Node.js
9 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.21%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.11%) Flash
10 1 (0.11%) Murex MxML
10 1 (0.11%) Qt
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (1.48%) Virtual Team
3 11 (1.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.06%) User Experience
5 9 (0.95%) Biometrics
5 9 (0.95%) Derivative
5 9 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 8 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
7 7 (0.74%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.64%) Equities
9 5 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.53%) FMCG
10 4 (0.42%) Clustering
10 4 (0.42%) EPoS
10 4 (0.42%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.42%) iPad
10 4 (0.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.82%) Windows
2 22 (2.33%) Linux
3 20 (2.12%) AIX
4 18 (1.91%) Unix
5 9 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.85%) Android
6 8 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.42%) CentOS
8 4 (0.42%) VME
8 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (35.31%) Test Strategy
2 307 (32.56%) Test Management
3 274 (29.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 204 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (12.83%) Test Scripting
7 116 (12.30%) Migration
8 111 (11.77%) Defect Management
9 89 (9.44%) Test Automation
10 87 (9.23%) Integration Testing
11 79 (8.38%) System Integration Testing
12 72 (7.64%) Functional Testing
13 69 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
14 68 (7.21%) Performance Testing
15 64 (6.79%) Test Planning
16 60 (6.36%) Waterfall
17 53 (5.62%) Automation Testing
18 49 (5.20%) Automated Testing
18 49 (5.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 49 (5.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (5.83%) SQL
2 31 (3.29%) Java
3 12 (1.27%) C
4 11 (1.17%) C#
4 11 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.95%) PHP
6 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.53%) Python
7 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.32%) VBScript
8 2 (0.21%) COBOL
8 2 (0.21%) Lua
8 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.21%) VB
9 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.07%) ISEB
3 89 (9.44%) ISTQB
4 74 (7.85%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 18 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.59%) Degree
9 8 (0.85%) PMP
10 7 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.42%) MCITP
12 4 (0.42%) MCSA
12 4 (0.42%) MCSE
12 4 (0.42%) MCTS
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (13.04%) QA
2 12 (1.27%) SLA
3 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.42%) COBIT
5 4 (0.42%) GxP
5 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) MiFID
7 2 (0.21%) Basel II
7 2 (0.21%) Basel III
7 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 9 (0.95%) Docker
2 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (9.97%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.70%) Puppet
3 7 (0.74%) SCCM
4 6 (0.64%) Ansible
5 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.53%) vRealize
6 4 (0.42%) Netcool
7 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 89 (9.44%) HP
2 66 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 65 (6.89%) SAP
4 48 (5.09%) Oracle
5 19 (2.01%) Citrix
6 14 (1.48%) VMware
7 12 (1.27%) Sybase
8 10 (1.06%) IBM
9 8 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.85%) Charles River
10 7 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.64%) Hortonworks
11 6 (0.64%) Intel Security
12 5 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.42%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.42%) Cisco
13 4 (0.42%) Guidewire
13 4 (0.42%) Veritas
14 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
14 3 (0.32%) webMethods
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