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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 261 202 164
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 448 557 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.05% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.14% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 340 484
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£418 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £574 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £380 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £46.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%

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
52334 49033 54752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.28% 92.74% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31946 29302 30708
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2035 2098 2640
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -50 373 £425 -5.55% 73
London -67 158 £450 -5.26% 30
South East -6 97 £390 -7.14% 13
Scotland -16 46 £360 -4.00% 7
City of London -12 43 £450 -10.00% 18
Glasgow -6 32 £350 +1.81%
Buckinghamshire +11 29 £375 +17.18% 2
South West -29 26 £418 +28.46% 4
Berkshire +9 25 £363 -18.99% 5
Hampshire -5 25 £450 +4.65% 3
East of England -13 25 £438 +12.90% 8
East Midlands -8 19 £385 +5.47% 2
North West -11 18 £375 -11.76% 8
South Wales +3 17 £400 -8.57% 2
Wales -3 17 £400 -8.57% 3
Milton Keynes +15 15 £425 +41.66% 1
Yorkshire +2 15 £400 +3.89% 5
Wiltshire -3 14 £426 +6.56% 2
Swindon - 14 £426 - 2
West Yorkshire +1 13 £365 -5.50% 5
Gosport -8 12 £450 +3.44%
Manchester -3 11 £375 -11.24% 6
Edinburgh -18 11 £413 +8.83% 5
Nottingham +15 10 £438 +32.57%
Nottinghamshire +12 10 £438 +32.57%
Newport - 10 £400 - 2
Leeds +8 9 £300 -22.58% 3
West Midlands -25 9 £408 +1.87% 2
Surrey +4 8 £550 +10.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £450 - 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 297 (32.57%) Test Management
2 289 (31.69%) Test Strategy
3 252 (27.63%) Finance
4 237 (25.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 165 (18.09%) ISTQB
6 151 (16.56%) Banking
6 151 (16.56%) Test Scripting
6 151 (16.56%) Security Cleared
7 146 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (14.47%) Oracle
9 131 (14.36%) ISEB
10 129 (14.14%) HP
10 129 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
11 124 (13.60%) SC Cleared
12 117 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 110 (12.06%) QA
14 90 (9.87%) SQL
15 82 (8.99%) Project Management
16 81 (8.88%) .NET
17 79 (8.66%) Test Planning
18 78 (8.55%) Test Automation
19 75 (8.22%) Performance Testing
20 69 (7.57%) SAP
20 69 (7.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 67 (7.35%) Microsoft
22 64 (7.02%) Migration
23 62 (6.80%) Retail
24 61 (6.69%) QuickTest Pro
25 56 (6.14%) Investment Banking
26 53 (5.81%) Integration Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 17 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.43%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.99%) IIS
5 3 (0.33%) Lync
5 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.33%) CMS
6 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.22%) Confluence
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 28 (3.07%) MS Project
1 28 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.86%) MS Office
4 10 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.88%) Agresso
4 6 (0.66%) Summit
4 6 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.33%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.33%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.11%) SaaS
1 1 (0.11%) Office 365
1 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.08%) SAN
2 14 (1.54%) Internet
3 7 (0.77%) GGSN
3 7 (0.77%) SGSN
3 7 (0.77%) LTE
4 6 (0.66%) IP Telephony
4 6 (0.66%) 3GPP
5 5 (0.55%) DNS
5 5 (0.55%) Firewall
6 4 (0.44%) 3G
6 4 (0.44%) UMTS
6 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.33%) 4G
7 3 (0.33%) WAN
7 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.33%) Extranet
7 3 (0.33%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (0.22%) Wireless
8 2 (0.22%) MGW
8 2 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
1 28 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.55%) DB2
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.22%) QlikView
6 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.22%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.22%) DataStage
6 2 (0.22%) MySQL
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.11%) Big Data
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 61 (6.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 33 (3.62%) LoadRunner
3 25 (2.74%) Selenium
4 24 (2.63%) JIRA
5 14 (1.54%) TestDirector
6 13 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.43%) JMeter
7 12 (1.32%) WebDriver
8 8 (0.88%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.33%) JUnit
11 3 (0.33%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (0.22%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (0.22%) Ant
12 2 (0.22%) Toad
12 2 (0.22%) WinRunner
12 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.22%) LoadUI
13 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 252 (27.63%) Finance
2 151 (16.56%) Banking
3 62 (6.80%) Retail
4 56 (6.14%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.97%) Back Office
6 18 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 13 (1.43%) Front Office
8 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.10%) Billing
8 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.88%) Local Government
10 7 (0.77%) Advertising
11 5 (0.55%) Automotive
12 4 (0.44%) Legal
12 4 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Marketing
14 2 (0.22%) Law
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.88%) .NET
2 45 (4.93%) HTML
3 40 (4.39%) ASP.NET
3 40 (4.39%) JSP
4 22 (2.41%) XML
5 12 (1.32%) SOAP
6 11 (1.21%) Web Services
7 10 (1.10%) Middleware
8 4 (0.44%) OLE
9 3 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.33%) CSS
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.33%) REST
10 2 (0.22%) Mason
10 2 (0.22%) Ajax
10 2 (0.22%) J2EE
11 1 (0.11%) DHTML
11 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.11%) WF
11 1 (0.11%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (1.86%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.32%) Derivative
4 12 (1.32%) FMCG
5 11 (1.21%) IVR
6 9 (0.99%) Statistics
6 9 (0.99%) Fixed Income
6 9 (0.99%) Open Source
7 8 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 8 (0.88%) Equities
8 7 (0.77%) NHS
8 7 (0.77%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.77%) User Experience
9 5 (0.55%) CESG
9 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.37%) Windows
2 34 (3.73%) UNIX
3 11 (1.21%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.77%) Linux
4 7 (0.77%) Windows NT
4 7 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.44%) Android
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.22%) AIX
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (32.57%) Test Management
2 289 (31.69%) Test Strategy
3 237 (25.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 151 (16.56%) Test Scripting
5 146 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 82 (8.99%) Project Management
8 79 (8.66%) Test Planning
9 78 (8.55%) Test Automation
10 75 (8.22%) Performance Testing
11 64 (7.02%) Migration
12 53 (5.81%) CRM
12 53 (5.81%) Integration Testing
13 52 (5.70%) Software Testing
14 44 (4.82%) Waterfall
15 38 (4.17%) Functional Testing
16 34 (3.73%) PRINCE2
17 31 (3.40%) Scrum
17 31 (3.40%) Automated Testing
18 30 (3.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (9.87%) SQL
2 52 (5.70%) C#
3 44 (4.82%) Java
3 44 (4.82%) VB
4 43 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.32%) C
6 7 (0.77%) RPG
6 7 (0.77%) VBA
6 7 (0.77%) VBScript
7 5 (0.55%) C++
8 3 (0.33%) Perl
9 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.22%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.11%) Scala
10 1 (0.11%) Ruby
10 1 (0.11%) JCL
10 1 (0.11%) Python
10 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (18.09%) ISTQB
2 151 (16.56%) Security Cleared
3 131 (14.36%) ISEB
4 124 (13.60%) SC Cleared
5 69 (7.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 42 (4.61%) DV Cleared
7 40 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (3.95%) Degree
9 21 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (1.75%) CCNA
12 12 (1.32%) MCITP
13 10 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.88%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.77%) CISSP
17 6 (0.66%) PMP
17 6 (0.66%) CEH
18 5 (0.55%) CCNP
19 4 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (12.06%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) SLA
2 5 (0.55%) EMIR
3 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.22%) FATCA
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.11%) Basel III
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) XenApp
3 1 (0.11%) XenServer
3 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 129 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.11%) Control-M
4 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Nessus
4 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 132 (14.47%) Oracle
2 129 (14.14%) HP
3 69 (7.57%) SAP
4 67 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 17 (1.86%) IBM
6 11 (1.21%) Cisco
6 11 (1.21%) Citrix
6 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.88%) Verint
8 6 (0.66%) VMware
8 6 (0.66%) CheckPoint
8 6 (0.66%) Genesys
8 6 (0.66%) Empirix
8 6 (0.66%) Siemens
8 6 (0.66%) Murex
9 5 (0.55%) CA
10 4 (0.44%) Calypso
10 4 (0.44%) Cognos
11 3 (0.33%) Siebel
11 3 (0.33%) Business Objects
Wales
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Belfast
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago