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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 225 206 201
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 468 487 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.00% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 306 260
Average daily rate
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£425 £439 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -27 430 £425 -5.55% 85
London -29 185 £475 -7.31% 28
South East +3 100 £410 -0.60% 13
South West +3 58 £423 -6.11% 17
City of London -21 48 £525 - 12
Berkshire +16 34 £350 -18.12% 7
North West +13 32 £425 -5.55% 8
Scotland +2 31 £390 -10.60% 4
Wiltshire +7 23 £410 +36.50% 1
Swindon +5 22 £410 +36.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £388 -2.51% 1
Edinburgh -3 19 £365 -16.09% 2
Hampshire -24 18 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +16 17 £270 -15.62% 2
East of England +1 16 £550 +18.85% 5
Yorkshire -35 15 £415 +6.41% 9
Manchester +7 14 £498 +42.14% 3
Surrey +6 12 £450 +14.28%
Gloucestershire -8 12 £525 +8.24% 4
Milton Keynes +7 11 £350 - 1
Dorset 0 11 £450 - 1
Bristol -12 10 £500 +3.09% 9
West Yorkshire -38 10 £435 +13.57% 8
Reading +14 9 £400 -13.97% 3
Bournemouth +12 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Glasgow -2 9 £405 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -3 9 £440 +15.78% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £381 - 1
Cheshire +3 7 £370 +5.71% 1
Nottingham +2 7 £381 - 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 361 (37.92%) Test Management
2 327 (34.35%) Test Strategy
3 309 (32.46%) Finance
4 291 (30.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 201 (21.11%) Banking
6 173 (18.17%) HP Quality Center
7 154 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (15.44%) QA
9 140 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 124 (13.03%) ISEB
11 121 (12.71%) ISTQB
12 119 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 110 (11.55%) HP
14 90 (9.45%) Security Cleared
15 89 (9.35%) Project Management
16 87 (9.14%) Migration
17 82 (8.61%) SAP
18 77 (8.09%) Test Planning
19 76 (7.98%) SQL
20 75 (7.88%) Oracle
21 70 (7.35%) Software Testing
22 69 (7.25%) Integration Testing
23 67 (7.04%) Microsoft
23 67 (7.04%) Test Automation
24 66 (6.93%) Performance Testing
25 64 (6.72%) Retail
25 64 (6.72%) .NET
26 63 (6.62%) SC Cleared
27 62 (6.51%) System Testing
27 62 (6.51%) Telecoms

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.16%) Lync
3 5 (0.53%) CMS
4 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.32%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.32%) Drupal
6 2 (0.21%) JBoss
6 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.21%) SAS
6 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.11%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 44 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.31%) MS Project
2 22 (2.31%) MS Office
3 16 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.95%) Agresso
3 7 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Summit
7 2 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.32%) SaaS
2 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.58%) Firewall
2 11 (1.16%) Internet
2 11 (1.16%) WAN
3 9 (0.95%) MPLS
4 8 (0.84%) BGP
4 8 (0.84%) DNS
4 8 (0.84%) LAN
4 8 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (0.63%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.63%) Network Security
6 5 (0.53%) LLU
6 5 (0.53%) ADSL
6 5 (0.53%) SAN
7 4 (0.42%) DVB
7 4 (0.42%) ATM
7 4 (0.42%) 3GPP
7 4 (0.42%) GGSN
7 4 (0.42%) SGSN
7 4 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.74%) Big Data
5 6 (0.63%) DataStage
6 3 (0.32%) PowerCenter
6 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 51 (5.36%) JIRA
3 44 (4.62%) Selenium
4 38 (3.99%) LoadRunner
5 19 (2.00%) JMeter
6 18 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 17 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.47%) TestDirector
9 9 (0.95%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.63%) WinRunner
12 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.53%) Rational Performance Tester
12 5 (0.53%) Rational Functional Tester
13 4 (0.42%) Sahi
13 4 (0.42%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.42%) LoadUI
14 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 309 (32.46%) Finance
2 201 (21.11%) Banking
3 64 (6.72%) Retail
4 62 (6.51%) Telecoms
5 55 (5.78%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.52%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.16%) Back Office
8 10 (1.05%) Billing
8 10 (1.05%) Legal
8 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.84%) Marketing
9 8 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.74%) Advertising
11 6 (0.63%) Front Office
12 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.42%) Automotive
13 4 (0.42%) Electronics
13 4 (0.42%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.72%) .NET
2 23 (2.42%) HTML
3 21 (2.21%) ASP.NET
3 21 (2.21%) XML
4 18 (1.89%) JSP
5 10 (1.05%) SOAP
6 5 (0.53%) Web Services
7 3 (0.32%) CSS
7 3 (0.32%) Middleware
7 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.32%) REST
8 2 (0.21%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.21%) Ajax
8 2 (0.21%) DHTML
8 2 (0.21%) XSL
9 1 (0.11%) JMS
9 1 (0.11%) XMPP
9 1 (0.11%) OLE
9 1 (0.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.10%) Derivative
4 18 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.47%) NHS
6 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.26%) IPTV
7 11 (1.16%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 10 (1.05%) Credit Risk
9 9 (0.95%) Statistics
9 9 (0.95%) STB
10 8 (0.84%) Open Source
11 7 (0.74%) PMI
12 6 (0.63%) Equities
12 6 (0.63%) DTV
12 6 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 5 (0.53%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 34 (3.57%) Windows
2 32 (3.36%) UNIX
3 24 (2.52%) Linux
4 10 (1.05%) Windows NT
5 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.42%) Android
7 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (37.92%) Test Management
2 327 (34.35%) Test Strategy
3 291 (30.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 154 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
5 140 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 119 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 89 (9.35%) Project Management
8 87 (9.14%) Migration
9 77 (8.09%) Test Planning
10 70 (7.35%) Software Testing
11 69 (7.25%) Integration Testing
12 67 (7.04%) Test Automation
13 66 (6.93%) Performance Testing
14 62 (6.51%) System Testing
15 58 (6.09%) PRINCE2
16 49 (5.15%) Regression Testing
17 42 (4.41%) ITIL
18 38 (3.99%) Waterfall
18 38 (3.99%) Functional Testing
19 34 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (7.98%) SQL
2 30 (3.15%) Java
3 28 (2.94%) C#
4 21 (2.21%) JavaScript
5 15 (1.58%) C
6 10 (1.05%) VBScript
6 10 (1.05%) VB
7 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.53%) VBA
9 4 (0.42%) RPG
9 4 (0.42%) C++
10 3 (0.32%) PHP
10 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.21%) Python
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.21%) Ruby
12 1 (0.11%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.11%) R
12 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (13.03%) ISEB
2 121 (12.71%) ISTQB
3 90 (9.45%) Security Cleared
4 63 (6.62%) SC Cleared
5 50 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (4.52%) Degree
7 32 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 30 (3.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (2.73%) ISEB Practitioner
10 23 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (2.21%) PMI Certification
12 15 (1.58%) PMP
13 8 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.74%) MCITP
15 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.21%) IBM Certification
16 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.21%) CCA
16 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (15.44%) QA
2 5 (0.53%) FATCA
3 4 (0.42%) EMIR
3 4 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.11%) XenServer
4 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 173 (18.17%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.84%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.21%) Puppet
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.21%) Control-M
5 1 (0.11%) Nessus
5 1 (0.11%) SCCM
5 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 110 (11.55%) HP
2 82 (8.61%) SAP
3 75 (7.88%) Oracle
4 67 (7.04%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.36%) Cisco
6 19 (2.00%) IBM
7 17 (1.79%) Murex
8 16 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.16%) Citrix
10 10 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.95%) F5
12 8 (0.84%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.63%) VMware
14 5 (0.53%) Verint
14 5 (0.53%) Calypso
15 4 (0.42%) Adobe
15 4 (0.42%) Cognos
15 4 (0.42%) Business Objects
15 4 (0.42%) Cerner
15 4 (0.42%) Informatica
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TRG
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TRG
Rate: 375-425 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 450 - 500
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £517 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £517 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £850 per day
Posted: 11 days ago