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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 313 196 292
Rank change year-on-year
-117 +96
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 379 705 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 1.23% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.30% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 467 242
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -102 351 £425 -2.85% 45
London -116 129 £475 - 15
South East +2 61 £400 +2.56% 10
North West -7 40 £378 -5.62% 6
South West -14 38 £450 +10.09% 4
West Midlands -14 34 £375 -11.24% 5
Manchester -3 31 £378 -2.58% 5
Berkshire +20 28 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland -41 22 £400 -11.11%
City of London -33 18 £550 +14.28% 9
Bristol +6 16 £365 -18.88% 1
East of England +8 15 £425 +5.59% 1
Gloucestershire 0 13 £488 +11.42% 3
East Midlands -4 13 £500 +11.73% 1
Edinburgh -29 13 £400 -11.11%
Hampshire +15 12 £400 -3.03% 5
Gloucester +4 11 £488 +11.42% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £450 +13.92%
Yorkshire -33 9 £400 -4.13% 2
Reading +18 8 £475 +22.58%
Birmingham -5 8 £380 -6.17% 2
Milton Keynes +17 7 £475 +10.46%
Tyne and Wear -45 7 £313 -34.21% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 7 £313 -34.21%
North East -49 7 £313 -34.21% 1
Essex +7 6 £475 +5.55%
Cheshire +2 6 £375 -19.78%
Bedfordshire -1 6 £410 +3.79%
Wokingham - 6 £350 -
Derbyshire +2 5 £475 +13.09%

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 308 (35.24%) Test Strategy
2 298 (34.10%) Test Management
3 259 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 255 (29.18%) Finance
5 204 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (18.88%) Banking
7 146 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 123 (14.07%) QA
9 118 (13.50%) Test Scripting
10 108 (12.36%) Migration
11 99 (11.33%) Defect Management
12 92 (10.53%) Integration Testing
13 90 (10.30%) Test Automation
14 89 (10.18%) Retail
15 88 (10.07%) Security Cleared
16 83 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
16 83 (9.50%) ISEB
17 78 (8.92%) ISTQB
18 76 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
19 73 (8.35%) HP
20 68 (7.78%) JIRA
21 66 (7.55%) Test Planning
22 63 (7.21%) Functional Testing
22 63 (7.21%) Performance Testing
22 63 (7.21%) SC Cleared
23 62 (7.09%) Microsoft
23 62 (7.09%) SAP
24 59 (6.75%) Non-Functional Testing
25 56 (6.41%) Waterfall
26 53 (6.06%) SQL

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 17 (1.95%) Confluence
2 8 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.57%) Apache
4 5 (0.57%) CMS
5 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.46%) IIS
5 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.34%) SAS
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.23%) CICS
7 2 (0.23%) Drupal
7 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.23%) Mule
7 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.29%) MS Office
3 10 (1.14%) MS Project
4 9 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.34%) HFM
6 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.23%) Maximo
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.11%) BASE24
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.92%) SaaS
3 7 (0.80%) Office 365
4 5 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.23%) IaaS
7 2 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.95%) Internet
2 8 (0.92%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.46%) Firewall
4 3 (0.34%) HTTP
4 3 (0.34%) LAN
4 3 (0.34%) Skype
4 3 (0.34%) VoIP
5 2 (0.23%) FTP
5 2 (0.23%) PPP
5 2 (0.23%) WAN
6 1 (0.11%) BGP
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) CTI
6 1 (0.11%) MPLS
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) OSPF
6 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.49%) Big Data
2 13 (1.49%) MySQL
3 12 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) OLAP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.11%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (7.78%) JIRA
2 52 (5.95%) Selenium
3 18 (2.06%) HP UFT
3 18 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.95%) Cucumber
4 17 (1.95%) LoadRunner
4 17 (1.95%) SoapUI
5 9 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 8 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.92%) JMeter
7 7 (0.80%) Zephyr
8 6 (0.69%) Ranorex
8 6 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.69%) TestComplete
8 6 (0.69%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.57%) JUnit
9 5 (0.57%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 255 (29.18%) Finance
2 165 (18.88%) Banking
3 89 (10.18%) Retail
4 52 (5.95%) Retail Banking
5 35 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.83%) Legal
7 14 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.49%) Front Office
9 12 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.03%) Back Office
12 6 (0.69%) Law
13 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.57%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.46%) Advertising
14 4 (0.46%) Electronics
15 3 (0.34%) Local Government
15 3 (0.34%) Marketing
16 2 (0.23%) Games
16 2 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.72%) Web Services
1 15 (1.72%) XML
2 11 (1.26%) Gherkin
3 10 (1.14%) .NET
4 8 (0.92%) SOAP
5 7 (0.80%) Middleware
6 5 (0.57%) XSD
7 4 (0.46%) Ajax
7 4 (0.46%) Drools
7 4 (0.46%) REST
8 3 (0.34%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.23%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.23%) JSON
9 2 (0.23%) Node.js
9 2 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.23%) RESTful
9 2 (0.23%) Spring
9 2 (0.23%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.11%) J2EE
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (1.37%) Data Centre
2 12 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (1.37%) Mobile App
2 12 (1.37%) Virtual Team
3 11 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.03%) Biometrics
5 8 (0.92%) Derivative
5 8 (0.92%) Mainframe
5 8 (0.92%) User Experience
6 7 (0.80%) Equities
6 7 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
7 6 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.57%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.46%) Clustering
9 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.46%) EPoS
9 4 (0.46%) FMCG
10 3 (0.34%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.58%) Windows
2 27 (3.09%) Linux
3 23 (2.63%) AIX
4 18 (2.06%) Unix
5 12 (1.37%) Android
6 11 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.46%) CentOS
10 4 (0.46%) VME
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) HPUX
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (35.24%) Test Strategy
2 298 (34.10%) Test Management
3 259 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 204 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 118 (13.50%) Test Scripting
7 108 (12.36%) Migration
8 99 (11.33%) Defect Management
9 92 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 90 (10.30%) Test Automation
11 76 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
12 66 (7.55%) Test Planning
13 63 (7.21%) Functional Testing
13 63 (7.21%) Performance Testing
14 59 (6.75%) Non-Functional Testing
15 56 (6.41%) Waterfall
16 53 (6.06%) Automation Testing
17 44 (5.03%) Automated Testing
17 44 (5.03%) Project Management
17 44 (5.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.06%) SQL
2 34 (3.89%) Java
3 12 (1.37%) C
4 11 (1.26%) C#
5 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.03%) PHP
7 7 (0.80%) Python
8 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.34%) VBScript
10 2 (0.23%) COBOL
10 2 (0.23%) Lua
10 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.23%) VB
11 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.50%) ISEB
3 78 (8.92%) ISTQB
4 63 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.83%) Degree
8 15 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.92%) PMP
10 5 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.34%) MCITP
11 3 (0.34%) MCSA
11 3 (0.34%) MCSE
11 3 (0.34%) MCTS
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.34%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (14.07%) QA
2 12 (1.37%) SLA
3 8 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.46%) GxP
6 2 (0.23%) Basel II
6 2 (0.23%) Basel III
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) SDET
6 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 9 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.92%) Docker
3 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 83 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.37%) Puppet
3 7 (0.80%) SCCM
4 6 (0.69%) Ansible
5 5 (0.57%) vRealize
6 4 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.46%) Netcool
7 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 73 (8.35%) HP
2 62 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.09%) SAP
3 51 (5.84%) Oracle
4 18 (2.06%) Citrix
5 12 (1.37%) Sybase
6 10 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.03%) IBM
8 8 (0.92%) Charles River
9 7 (0.80%) VMware
10 6 (0.69%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.46%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.46%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.46%) Intel Security
12 4 (0.46%) Veritas
13 3 (0.34%) Informatica
13 3 (0.34%) JDA
13 3 (0.34%) Reuters
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