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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 263 209 250
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 492 607 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.10% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.16% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 377 240
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £334 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -37 443 £439 +3.23% 60
London -23 198 £475 +5.55% 20
South East -57 50 £403 -5.29% 11
Scotland -50 39 £425 +4.61% 3
North West -34 38 £394 +1.35% 8
City of London +22 32 £475 +5.55% 9
South West +7 29 £425 -1.16% 7
North East -35 28 £350 +16.66%
East of England +21 26 £475 +18.75% 1
East Midlands +8 26 £474 +11.47%
West Midlands -32 26 £420 +5.00% 5
Tyne and Wear -41 25 £338 +12.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 25 £338 +12.50%
Yorkshire +9 23 £400 +8.10% 8
Manchester -7 18 £388 -3.18% 4
West Yorkshire -3 17 £425 +21.42% 6
Edinburgh -43 17 £475 +18.75% 2
Bristol +11 16 £450 +20.30% 3
Cheshire +6 14 £435 +19.50% 1
Glasgow -2 14 £450 - 1
Derbyshire +8 11 £700 +94.44%
Hertfordshire +18 10 £475 +18.75%
Leeds -7 10 £400 +14.28% 4
Berkshire -17 9 £488 +11.42% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 8 £425 +17.24%
Nottingham +2 8 £425 +17.24%
Oxfordshire +16 7 £475 +11.76%
Hampshire +3 7 £375 -6.25% 5
Macclesfield +3 7 £411 +17.50%
Derby +12 6 - -

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 355 (34.27%) Test Management
2 329 (31.76%) Test Strategy
3 318 (30.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 274 (26.45%) Finance
5 218 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 169 (16.31%) Banking
8 156 (15.06%) QA
9 141 (13.61%) Security Cleared
10 132 (12.74%) Test Scripting
11 129 (12.45%) Migration
12 118 (11.39%) Defect Management
13 113 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
14 104 (10.04%) ISTQB
15 102 (9.85%) SC Cleared
16 101 (9.75%) Integration Testing
16 101 (9.75%) Retail
16 101 (9.75%) HP
16 101 (9.75%) ISEB
17 96 (9.27%) Test Automation
18 91 (8.78%) System Integration Testing
19 86 (8.30%) Functional Testing
20 82 (7.92%) Performance Testing
20 82 (7.92%) Oracle
21 79 (7.63%) Non-Functional Testing
22 76 (7.34%) Microsoft
23 74 (7.14%) SQL
24 73 (7.05%) Test Planning
25 69 (6.66%) JIRA
26 66 (6.37%) Project Management

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 12 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.97%) Confluence
3 6 (0.58%) CMS
4 5 (0.48%) Apache
4 5 (0.48%) IIS
4 5 (0.48%) SAS
4 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.39%) Tuxedo
5 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.097%) CICS
8 1 (0.097%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.03%) MS Office
3 14 (1.35%) MS Project
4 11 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.097%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.39%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.29%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.29%) Maximo
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (0.77%) SaaS
2 6 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.48%) Taleo
4 4 (0.39%) Office 365
5 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.29%) IaaS
5 3 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.097%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.87%) Internet
2 8 (0.77%) LAN
3 6 (0.58%) WAN
3 6 (0.58%) ZigBee
4 5 (0.48%) Firewall
4 5 (0.48%) VoIP
5 3 (0.29%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.19%) Skype
6 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.19%) WLAN
7 1 (0.097%) FTP
7 1 (0.097%) Network Security
7 1 (0.097%) VLAN
7 1 (0.097%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.097%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.87%) Big Data
3 9 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 9 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.68%) MySQL
5 5 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.39%) Essbase
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) DB2
8 2 (0.19%) QlikView
8 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.097%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.097%) OLAP
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.097%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 69 (6.66%) JIRA
2 42 (4.05%) Selenium
3 35 (3.38%) HP UFT
4 27 (2.61%) SoapUI
5 26 (2.51%) LoadRunner
6 18 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.97%) JMeter
8 10 (0.97%) TestDirector
8 10 (0.97%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.58%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.58%) Ranorex
10 6 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.58%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.48%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.48%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.39%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.39%) WinRunner
General
1 274 (26.45%) Finance
2 169 (16.31%) Banking
3 101 (9.75%) Retail
4 49 (4.73%) Retail Banking
5 42 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.16%) Front Office
9 11 (1.06%) Legal
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
10 6 (0.58%) Law
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
11 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.48%) Marketing
12 4 (0.39%) Automotive
12 4 (0.39%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Games
13 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.19%) XML
2 18 (1.74%) Web Services
3 17 (1.64%) SOAP
4 10 (0.97%) Gherkin
5 8 (0.77%) XML Messaging
6 5 (0.48%) XSD
7 4 (0.39%) HTML
7 4 (0.39%) Middleware
8 2 (0.19%) .NET
9 1 (0.097%) Google Closure
9 1 (0.097%) Murex MxML
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.097%) Qt
9 1 (0.097%) REST
9 1 (0.097%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.097%) Spring
9 1 (0.097%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.83%) Data Centre
3 18 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 14 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 14 (1.35%) Smart Meter
6 13 (1.25%) Biometrics
7 11 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 10 (0.97%) Derivative
9 9 (0.87%) User Experience
10 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.58%) Equities
12 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.48%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.39%) Clustering
13 4 (0.39%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.39%) iPad
14 3 (0.29%) FMCG
14 3 (0.29%) IVR
14 3 (0.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (3.76%) Windows
2 29 (2.80%) Linux
3 24 (2.32%) Unix
4 21 (2.03%) AIX
5 10 (0.97%) VME
6 8 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.39%) Android
8 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.39%) CentOS
8 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.097%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (34.27%) Test Management
2 329 (31.76%) Test Strategy
3 318 (30.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 218 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 132 (12.74%) Test Scripting
7 129 (12.45%) Migration
8 118 (11.39%) Defect Management
9 101 (9.75%) Integration Testing
10 96 (9.27%) Test Automation
11 91 (8.78%) System Integration Testing
12 86 (8.30%) Functional Testing
13 82 (7.92%) Performance Testing
14 79 (7.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 73 (7.05%) Test Planning
16 66 (6.37%) Project Management
17 65 (6.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 65 (6.27%) Waterfall
18 58 (5.60%) SDLC
18 58 (5.60%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.14%) SQL
2 35 (3.38%) Java
3 17 (1.64%) C#
4 11 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 10 (0.97%) C
6 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.87%) Python
7 6 (0.58%) COBOL
7 6 (0.58%) PHP
8 5 (0.48%) Ruby
9 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.39%) VB
10 1 (0.097%) C++
10 1 (0.097%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.097%) Groovy
10 1 (0.097%) Perl
10 1 (0.097%) R
10 1 (0.097%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 104 (10.04%) ISTQB
3 102 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 101 (9.75%) ISEB
5 34 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 27 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (1.64%) Degree
9 12 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.77%) PMP
12 4 (0.39%) MCITP
12 4 (0.39%) MCSA
12 4 (0.39%) MCSE
12 4 (0.39%) MCTS
12 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.097%) APMP
13 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (15.06%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) SLA
3 8 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.48%) MiFID
6 4 (0.39%) COBIT
6 4 (0.39%) GxP
6 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.19%) EMIR
8 2 (0.19%) FATCA
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.19%) SDET
9 1 (0.097%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.097%) FINREP
9 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (0.87%) Docker
2 8 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 113 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.35%) Puppet
3 6 (0.58%) Ansible
3 6 (0.58%) SCCM
4 5 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.48%) vRealize
5 4 (0.39%) Netcool
6 1 (0.097%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.097%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 101 (9.75%) HP
2 82 (7.92%) Oracle
3 76 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 64 (6.18%) SAP
5 21 (2.03%) Citrix
6 14 (1.35%) VMware
7 12 (1.16%) Calypso
8 8 (0.77%) Sybase
8 8 (0.77%) webMethods
9 7 (0.68%) Intel Security
10 6 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.58%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.58%) IBM
10 6 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.48%) Charles River
11 5 (0.48%) Cisco
11 5 (0.48%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.48%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.39%) Micro Focus
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Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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London
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