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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 227 179 198
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 464 572 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.16% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.25% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 345 259
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.05% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £60.00 £28.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -50 424 £425 - 79
London -81 156 £475 - 23
South East +3 120 £410 +5.80% 21
South West -8 44 £425 -2.85% 5
City of London -36 38 £525 - 6
Berkshire +4 34 £390 -2.50% 5
Scotland +5 33 £400 +4.57% 10
North West -2 30 £400 +10.72% 5
East of England +25 27 £438 -11.16% 1
Surrey +19 25 £500 +33.33% 4
Edinburgh +8 24 £400 +3.22% 8
Hampshire -22 23 £425 - 7
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £406 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire -19 19 £413 +7.07% 10
Wiltshire +7 17 £418 -1.42% 2
Swindon -1 15 £418 -1.42% 1
East Midlands -4 14 £325 +1.56% 3
West Yorkshire -25 13 £413 +7.70% 10
Manchester -3 12 £485 +36.14% 5
Reading +3 10 £425 -5.55% 2
West Midlands -5 10 £398 -6.47% 8
Bournemouth +13 9 £450 +5.88%
Dorset +3 9 £450 -
Milton Keynes -3 9 £425 +13.33%
Bristol -15 9 £470 -6.00% 3
Glasgow +7 8 £425 +18.05% 2
Essex +7 8 £431 -13.75%
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £550 -
Leeds -31 7 £400 +6.66% 7
West Sussex -34 7 £368 +13.07% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 373 (37.83%) Test Management
2 323 (32.76%) Test Strategy
3 312 (31.64%) Finance
4 308 (31.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 216 (21.91%) Banking
6 182 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
7 151 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
9 145 (14.71%) QA
10 129 (13.08%) ISEB
11 126 (12.78%) ISTQB
12 105 (10.65%) Test Scripting
12 105 (10.65%) Migration
13 103 (10.45%) HP
14 85 (8.62%) Project Management
15 80 (8.11%) SAP
16 76 (7.71%) System Testing
16 76 (7.71%) Security Cleared
17 73 (7.40%) Integration Testing
18 72 (7.30%) Software Testing
19 68 (6.90%) SQL
20 66 (6.69%) Oracle
21 65 (6.59%) Performance Testing
21 65 (6.59%) Test Planning
22 64 (6.49%) Regression Testing
22 64 (6.49%) Telecoms
23 60 (6.09%) Retail
24 59 (5.98%) Investment Banking
24 59 (5.98%) Test Automation
25 57 (5.78%) PRINCE2

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 19 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.91%) Lync
3 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.51%) CMS
4 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.30%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.30%) Drupal
5 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.30%) JBoss
5 3 (0.30%) SAS
6 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.10%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.10%) LiveLink
Applications
1 41 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.03%) MS Office
3 17 (1.72%) MS Project
4 16 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.91%) Agresso
3 7 (0.71%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.41%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.10%) Findur
8 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.10%) IaaS
3 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.32%) Firewall
2 11 (1.12%) WAN
3 8 (0.81%) LAN
3 8 (0.81%) MPLS
3 8 (0.81%) BGP
3 8 (0.81%) Internet
3 8 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.61%) Network Security
4 6 (0.61%) DNS
5 5 (0.51%) SAN
5 5 (0.51%) ADSL
5 5 (0.51%) ATM
5 5 (0.51%) LLU
6 4 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.41%) DVB
7 3 (0.30%) PBX
7 3 (0.30%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.30%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.30%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.81%) Big Data
6 7 (0.71%) DataStage
7 6 (0.61%) QlikView
8 3 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.30%) DB2
8 3 (0.30%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.10%) MySQL
10 1 (0.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 52 (5.27%) JIRA
2 50 (5.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (3.75%) LoadRunner
4 34 (3.45%) Selenium
5 15 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.22%) TestDirector
7 11 (1.12%) JMeter
8 10 (1.01%) WebDriver
9 9 (0.91%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.91%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.61%) WinRunner
11 5 (0.51%) Rational Functional Tester
12 4 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.41%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.30%) RequisitePro
13 3 (0.30%) Rational Robot
13 3 (0.30%) Sahi
13 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.30%) MSTest
13 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 312 (31.64%) Finance
2 216 (21.91%) Banking
3 64 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 60 (6.09%) Retail
5 59 (5.98%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.74%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.22%) Billing
8 10 (1.01%) Legal
9 9 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 9 (0.91%) Back Office
10 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.81%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.71%) Marketing
11 7 (0.71%) Advertising
11 7 (0.71%) Front Office
12 4 (0.41%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.97%) .NET
2 24 (2.43%) XML
3 13 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 13 (1.32%) HTML
4 10 (1.01%) JSP
5 9 (0.91%) SOAP
6 3 (0.30%) Web Services
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.30%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.20%) REST
7 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.10%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.10%) Ajax
8 1 (0.10%) XMPP
8 1 (0.10%) WCF
8 1 (0.10%) Mason
8 1 (0.10%) RESTful
8 1 (0.10%) XSL
8 1 (0.10%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.83%) Derivative
4 17 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.52%) NHS
6 13 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 13 (1.32%) Smart Meter
7 12 (1.22%) IPTV
8 11 (1.12%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.91%) STB
10 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.71%) Equities
11 7 (0.71%) Statistics
12 6 (0.61%) PMI
12 6 (0.61%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.51%) FMCG
13 5 (0.51%) Open Source
13 5 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.14%) UNIX
2 24 (2.43%) Linux
3 22 (2.23%) Windows
4 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.71%) Android
6 6 (0.61%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (37.83%) Test Management
2 323 (32.76%) Test Strategy
3 308 (31.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 151 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 147 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (10.65%) Migration
6 105 (10.65%) Test Scripting
7 85 (8.62%) Project Management
8 76 (7.71%) System Testing
9 73 (7.40%) Integration Testing
10 72 (7.30%) Software Testing
11 65 (6.59%) Performance Testing
11 65 (6.59%) Test Planning
12 64 (6.49%) Regression Testing
13 59 (5.98%) Test Automation
14 57 (5.78%) PRINCE2
15 45 (4.56%) ITIL
16 41 (4.16%) Functional Testing
17 38 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (6.90%) SQL
2 23 (2.33%) Java
3 19 (1.93%) C#
4 11 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.12%) C
5 8 (0.81%) VBScript
6 7 (0.71%) VB
6 7 (0.71%) VBA
7 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.41%) PHP
8 4 (0.41%) C++
9 2 (0.20%) Ruby
9 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.10%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.10%) R
10 1 (0.10%) Scala
10 1 (0.10%) RPG
10 1 (0.10%) Python
10 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (13.08%) ISEB
2 126 (12.78%) ISTQB
3 76 (7.71%) Security Cleared
4 54 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 54 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 41 (4.16%) Degree
6 27 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 24 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 22 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 22 (2.23%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.83%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.32%) PMP
10 13 (1.32%) VCP4
11 6 (0.61%) MCITP
11 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.10%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.10%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (14.71%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) Solvency II
2 5 (0.51%) FATCA
3 4 (0.41%) EMIR
3 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.20%) HL7
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) Basel III
4 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) GxP
5 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 182 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.81%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) SCCM
5 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (10.45%) HP
2 80 (8.11%) SAP
3 66 (6.69%) Oracle
4 54 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 27 (2.74%) Cisco
6 18 (1.83%) IBM
7 17 (1.72%) Murex
8 13 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.12%) Informatica
10 10 (1.01%) Citrix
11 9 (0.91%) F5
12 8 (0.81%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.71%) Teradata
14 6 (0.61%) VMware
15 5 (0.51%) Calypso
16 4 (0.41%) SunGard
16 4 (0.41%) Adobe
16 4 (0.41%) Business Objects
16 4 (0.41%) Cerner
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