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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 316 256 247
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 323 511 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.93% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.98% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 337 329
Median daily rate £450 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £346 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £555 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 -65 302 £450 - 42
London -25 134 £494 -1.25% 14
South East -1 52 £400 - 6
North West -20 27 £380 -18.93% 4
West Midlands -21 26 £440 +3.52% 9
South West +5 24 £450 +20.00% 3
Scotland -13 19 £413 -8.33% 1
East Midlands -1 17 £450 +9.09% 1
City of London -16 16 £525 -1.86% 5
Edinburgh +16 15 £425 -5.55% 1
Manchester -11 15 £390 +35.06% 1
Hampshire +16 14 £356 -8.06% 1
Berkshire +8 13 £420 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire +9 12 £500 +19.04%
Birmingham +3 12 £413 -2.94% 3
Yorkshire -10 12 £450 - 4
Northamptonshire -7 11 £500 +42.85% 1
Gloucester +6 10 £488 +16.07%
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £500 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes +14 9 £500 +25.00% 1
West Sussex +12 8 £265 -26.38% 2
Bristol +7 8 £435 - 2
Northampton -6 7 £500 - 1
Cheshire +17 6 £335 -24.50% 2
West Yorkshire 0 6 £433 -10.82% 2
Shropshire 0 6 £450 - 2
Leeds 0 6 £433 -10.82% 2
South Yorkshire -15 6 £463 -10.62% 1
Croydon -16 5 £400 -5.88%
Crawley - 5 £250 - 1

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 243 (33.11%) Test Strategy
2 219 (29.84%) Finance
3 211 (28.75%) Test Management
4 191 (26.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 188 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (18.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (18.12%) Banking
8 121 (16.49%) Test Scripting
9 91 (12.40%) QA
9 91 (12.40%) Migration
10 87 (11.85%) Retail
11 84 (11.44%) Defect Management
12 68 (9.26%) ISTQB
13 64 (8.72%) Integration Testing
13 64 (8.72%) HP
14 62 (8.45%) JIRA
15 61 (8.31%) ISEB
16 59 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
16 59 (8.04%) System Integration Testing
17 58 (7.90%) Test Planning
17 58 (7.90%) Security Cleared
18 57 (7.77%) Retail Banking
19 56 (7.63%) Microsoft
19 56 (7.63%) Oracle
20 53 (7.22%) Test Automation
21 52 (7.08%) Functional Testing
22 51 (6.95%) Selenium
23 49 (6.68%) Scrum
24 44 (5.99%) SAP
24 44 (5.99%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (2.32%) Confluence
2 8 (1.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (0.95%) CMS
3 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.54%) CICS
5 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.27%) Mule
6 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.59%) MS Office
3 12 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.63%) MS Project
4 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.54%) SAP WM
5 4 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.27%) HFM
7 2 (0.27%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.95%) Office 365
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) SaaS
4 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.04%) Internet
2 9 (1.23%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.54%) ATM
3 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.54%) PPP
4 3 (0.41%) BGP
4 3 (0.41%) HSRP
4 3 (0.41%) MPLS
4 3 (0.41%) OSPF
4 3 (0.41%) Skype
5 2 (0.27%) FTP
5 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.63%) MySQL
4 5 (0.68%) Big Data
5 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.27%) DataStage
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) OLAP
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) GIS
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 62 (8.45%) JIRA
2 51 (6.95%) Selenium
3 18 (2.45%) Cucumber
4 15 (2.04%) SoapUI
4 15 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.77%) HP UFT
5 13 (1.77%) JUnit
5 13 (1.77%) LoadRunner
5 13 (1.77%) WebDriver
6 12 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.95%) JMeter
8 7 (0.95%) TestComplete
9 6 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.68%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.54%) Maven
12 3 (0.41%) JBehave
12 3 (0.41%) MSI
12 3 (0.41%) MSTest
General
1 219 (29.84%) Finance
2 133 (18.12%) Banking
3 87 (11.85%) Retail
4 57 (7.77%) Retail Banking
5 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.77%) Legal
8 8 (1.09%) Back Office
8 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.82%) Law
9 6 (0.82%) Local Government
10 5 (0.68%) Advertising
10 5 (0.68%) Front Office
11 4 (0.54%) Electronics
11 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.41%) Billing
12 3 (0.41%) Marketing
12 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.04%) Web Services
2 14 (1.91%) .NET
3 9 (1.23%) Gherkin
3 9 (1.23%) XML
4 7 (0.95%) Middleware
5 6 (0.82%) SOAP
6 5 (0.68%) REST
7 4 (0.54%) Ajax
7 4 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.54%) Drools
7 4 (0.54%) J2EE
7 4 (0.54%) Java EE
7 4 (0.54%) JSON
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.54%) RESTful
7 4 (0.54%) Spring
8 2 (0.27%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.27%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.27%) Node.js
8 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 11 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 6 (0.82%) Derivative
7 6 (0.82%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.82%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.68%) Data Conversion
8 5 (0.68%) Equities
9 4 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.54%) EPoS
9 4 (0.54%) FMCG
9 4 (0.54%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.41%) CMDB
10 3 (0.41%) LIMS
10 3 (0.41%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.63%) Windows
2 21 (2.86%) Unix
3 20 (2.72%) Linux
4 16 (2.18%) AIX
5 13 (1.77%) Android
6 12 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.54%) HPUX
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (33.11%) Test Strategy
2 211 (28.75%) Test Management
3 191 (26.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 188 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (18.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (16.49%) Test Scripting
7 91 (12.40%) Migration
8 84 (11.44%) Defect Management
9 64 (8.72%) Integration Testing
10 59 (8.04%) System Integration Testing
11 58 (7.90%) Test Planning
12 53 (7.22%) Test Automation
13 52 (7.08%) Functional Testing
14 49 (6.68%) Scrum
15 44 (5.99%) Non-Functional Testing
16 43 (5.86%) Performance Testing
17 42 (5.72%) Regression Testing
17 42 (5.72%) Waterfall
18 41 (5.59%) ERP
19 40 (5.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.31%) Java
1 39 (5.31%) SQL
2 9 (1.23%) C
3 8 (1.09%) Python
4 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.82%) C#
5 4 (0.54%) PHP
6 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.41%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) Lua
7 2 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) COBOL
8 1 (0.14%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 61 (8.31%) ISEB
3 58 (7.90%) Security Cleared
4 41 (5.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.63%) Degree
5 12 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.41%) PMP
10 2 (0.27%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) CISA
11 1 (0.14%) CISSP
11 1 (0.14%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (12.40%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.82%) SLA
3 5 (0.68%) EMIR
4 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.27%) MiFID
5 2 (0.27%) SDET
5 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) Basel II
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 59 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.41%) Puppet
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
2 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.27%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 64 (8.72%) HP
2 56 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.63%) Oracle
3 44 (5.99%) SAP
4 9 (1.23%) IBM
4 9 (1.23%) Sybase
5 6 (0.82%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.82%) Workday
6 5 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.68%) webMethods
7 4 (0.54%) CheckPoint
7 4 (0.54%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.54%) GoldenSource
7 4 (0.54%) Guidewire
7 4 (0.54%) hybris
7 4 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.41%) Capita
8 3 (0.41%) Charles River
8 3 (0.41%) Citrix
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