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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 250 243 215
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 496 479 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.93% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.98% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 300 290
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 450 £450 +5.88% 66
London +21 187 £498 +6.98% 23
South East -26 82 £400 - 14
North West +13 61 £430 +7.50% 6
Scotland -3 36 £450 +15.38% 5
South West -31 32 £420 +0.29% 6
Manchester +3 30 £400 -18.57% 5
Yorkshire -8 27 £493 +19.39% 2
Hampshire +13 26 £325 -19.75% 2
City of London +29 25 £525 +5.00% 5
Edinburgh -10 21 £450 +19.60% 3
West Yorkshire -3 20 £493 +19.39% 2
Leeds +4 19 £493 +23.12% 1
East of England +2 19 £483 +5.75% 4
East Midlands -6 19 £500 +85.18% 1
Berkshire -11 19 £400 +8.10% 4
Lancashire +5 15 £465 +9.41% 1
Surrey -5 15 £525 +16.66% 4
West Midlands -5 15 £425 -3.40% 9
Blackpool - 15 £465 -
Nottinghamshire -2 14 £438 +14.75%
Gloucestershire +11 13 £450 -14.28%
Nottingham -2 13 £438 +14.75%
Cheshire +3 12 £435 +17.56%
Glasgow +11 11 £443 +7.92% 2
Leatherhead -11 11 £533 -3.18% 2
Southampton - 11 £325 -
Reading -8 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £425 +9.67% 2
Bedfordshire +12 7 £295 - 2

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 360 (32.37%) Test Management
2 354 (31.83%) Test Strategy
3 306 (27.52%) Finance
4 302 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 232 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
6 204 (18.35%) Banking
7 198 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 186 (16.73%) QA
9 153 (13.76%) Test Scripting
10 141 (12.68%) Security Cleared
11 135 (12.14%) Defect Management
12 131 (11.78%) Migration
13 129 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
14 127 (11.42%) ISTQB
15 122 (10.97%) ISEB
16 120 (10.79%) Test Automation
17 115 (10.34%) HP
18 114 (10.25%) System Integration Testing
19 113 (10.16%) Non-Functional Testing
20 111 (9.98%) SQL
21 110 (9.89%) Oracle
22 104 (9.35%) Project Management
23 101 (9.08%) Retail
24 97 (8.72%) Test Planning
25 93 (8.36%) Functional Testing
26 92 (8.27%) Software Testing
27 91 (8.18%) SC Cleared
28 86 (7.73%) Integration Testing
29 81 (7.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
30 79 (7.10%) Performance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (0.90%) Confluence
2 10 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.63%) Tuxedo
4 6 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.27%) SAS
6 2 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) CMS
6 2 (0.18%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.090%) CICS
7 1 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.090%) JBoss
7 1 (0.090%) MTS
7 1 (0.090%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.090%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.090%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.16%) MS Office
3 12 (1.08%) MS Project
4 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) Mingle
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.54%) Hi Portfolio
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.36%) Primavera
7 4 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.18%) Summit
9 2 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.90%) IaaS
2 9 (0.81%) SaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.54%) Taleo
5 5 (0.45%) Office 365
6 4 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.90%) Firewall
1 10 (0.90%) SNMP
2 8 (0.72%) BGP
2 8 (0.72%) MPLS
2 8 (0.72%) ZigBee
3 7 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.45%) Value-Added Service
5 4 (0.36%) Internet
5 4 (0.36%) LDAP
6 3 (0.27%) DNS
6 3 (0.27%) LAN
6 3 (0.27%) WAN
6 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.18%) ATM
7 2 (0.18%) SAN
7 2 (0.18%) SS7
7 2 (0.18%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.18%) VoWiFi
8 1 (0.090%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (1.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.45%) PowerCenter
4 4 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.36%) MySQL
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.27%) Big Data
5 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.18%) DataStage
6 2 (0.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.18%) Informix
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.18%) QlikView
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.090%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.090%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 74 (6.65%) JIRA
2 59 (5.31%) Selenium
3 46 (4.14%) HP UFT
4 41 (3.69%) LoadRunner
5 36 (3.24%) SoapUI
6 31 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 25 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (2.07%) JMeter
9 16 (1.44%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.08%) ClearQuest
12 11 (0.99%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.90%) TestDirector
14 9 (0.81%) LoadUI
15 8 (0.72%) MSTest
16 6 (0.54%) FitNesse
17 5 (0.45%) Git (software)
17 5 (0.45%) NCrunch
17 5 (0.45%) WatiN
17 5 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 306 (27.52%) Finance
2 204 (18.35%) Banking
3 101 (9.08%) Retail
4 68 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 57 (5.13%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.24%) Retail Banking
7 21 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.71%) Legal
9 13 (1.17%) Billing
10 11 (0.99%) Marketing
11 10 (0.90%) Back Office
11 10 (0.90%) Front Office
12 9 (0.81%) Electronics
13 8 (0.72%) Law
14 6 (0.54%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.45%) Automotive
15 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.27%) Publishing
17 2 (0.18%) Games
17 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.42%) XML
2 25 (2.25%) SOAP
3 24 (2.16%) .NET
4 20 (1.80%) Web Services
5 16 (1.44%) Middleware
6 11 (0.99%) REST
7 10 (0.90%) Gherkin
8 8 (0.72%) XML Messaging
9 5 (0.45%) JSON
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.27%) HTML
12 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.18%) CGI
12 2 (0.18%) FIXML
12 2 (0.18%) FpML
12 2 (0.18%) RESTful
12 2 (0.18%) WSDL
13 1 (0.090%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (0.090%) Google Closure
13 1 (0.090%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (2.79%) Smart Meter
3 24 (2.16%) Data Centre
4 22 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (1.62%) Derivative
6 17 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 17 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.35%) Credit Risk
7 15 (1.35%) SWIFT
8 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.90%) NHS
9 10 (0.90%) PKI
10 7 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.63%) Equities
11 6 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.54%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.45%) EPoS
12 5 (0.45%) New Media
12 5 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (4.14%) Linux
2 31 (2.79%) Windows
3 19 (1.71%) Unix
4 14 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.63%) VME
7 6 (0.54%) Android
7 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.090%) AIX
10 1 (0.090%) HPUX
10 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.090%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (32.37%) Test Management
2 354 (31.83%) Test Strategy
3 302 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 232 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 153 (13.76%) Test Scripting
7 135 (12.14%) Defect Management
8 131 (11.78%) Migration
9 120 (10.79%) Test Automation
10 114 (10.25%) System Integration Testing
11 113 (10.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 104 (9.35%) Project Management
13 97 (8.72%) Test Planning
14 93 (8.36%) Functional Testing
15 92 (8.27%) Software Testing
16 86 (7.73%) Integration Testing
17 81 (7.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 79 (7.10%) Performance Testing
19 73 (6.56%) Waterfall
20 70 (6.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 111 (9.98%) SQL
2 50 (4.50%) Java
3 24 (2.16%) C#
4 19 (1.71%) Python
5 13 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.81%) C
6 9 (0.81%) Ruby
7 8 (0.72%) COBOL
8 7 (0.63%) C++
8 7 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.36%) Perl
11 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.18%) VB
12 2 (0.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.090%) Groovy
13 1 (0.090%) R
13 1 (0.090%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.090%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 127 (11.42%) ISTQB
3 122 (10.97%) ISEB
4 91 (8.18%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.88%) Degree
6 32 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (2.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 17 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.27%) PMP
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.090%) MBA
13 1 (0.090%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (16.73%) QA
2 15 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.08%) FATCA
4 9 (0.81%) MiFID
4 9 (0.81%) SLA
5 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.090%) EMIR
8 1 (0.090%) GPG13
8 1 (0.090%) GxP
8 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.090%) WAI
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) Firmware
2 2 (0.18%) KVM
2 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.090%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.090%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 129 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.63%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.090%) Puppet
3 1 (0.090%) SCCM
3 1 (0.090%) SCOM
3 1 (0.090%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (10.34%) HP
2 110 (9.89%) Oracle
3 79 (7.10%) Microsoft
4 65 (5.85%) SAP
5 26 (2.34%) IBM
6 17 (1.53%) Red Hat
7 11 (0.99%) Calypso
8 10 (0.90%) Murex
8 10 (0.90%) Remedy
9 9 (0.81%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.72%) Cisco
10 8 (0.72%) Cognos
10 8 (0.72%) Informatica
10 8 (0.72%) Micro Focus
11 7 (0.63%) F5
12 6 (0.54%) Citrix
12 6 (0.54%) JDA
12 6 (0.54%) VMware
13 4 (0.36%) Compaq
13 4 (0.36%) JD Edwards
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rugby
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Jenrick IT
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Annapurna HR
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 21 days ago
Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £390 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 days ago