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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 250 212 162
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 484 492 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.94% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.01% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 314 453
Average daily rate
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£410 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £311 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -6.50%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -30 416 £418 -7.22% 79
London -16 202 £450 -10.00% 28
South East +10 98 £380 -8.98% 15
City of London +14 62 £450 -14.28% 9
Scotland -21 30 £400 +8.10% 6
South Wales +15 29 £400 +6.66% 1
Wales +5 29 £400 +6.66% 1
North West -6 29 £395 -4.24% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 27 £400 +33.33% 2
South West -26 27 £404 +24.23% 12
Berkshire +9 22 £350 -7.89% 3
Newport +5 20 £400 -5.88%
East Midlands +3 16 £370 -10.30% 3
East of England -12 16 £375 - 5
Edinburgh +1 15 £400 +9.58% 4
Hampshire -5 15 £375 -11.76% 4
Milton Keynes +6 13 £425 +41.66%
West Midlands -18 12 £401 -2.72% 3
Yorkshire -22 12 £400 +5.26% 7
Manchester +2 11 £250 -44.44% 2
Surrey -3 11 £575 +25.00%
Glasgow -16 11 £390 +11.42%
Swindon +1 10 £418 +5.03% 2
Wiltshire -4 10 £418 +5.03% 2
West Yorkshire -28 10 £388 +1.97% 6
Lancashire -14 9 £500 +17.64%
Oxfordshire -2 8 £390 - 2
Cheshire +3 7 £400 - 2
West Sussex -7 7 £290 -36.78% 2
Leeds -12 7 £388 +3.33% 5

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 342 (35.22%) Test Management
2 315 (32.44%) Test Strategy
3 277 (28.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 258 (26.57%) Finance
5 173 (17.82%) ISTQB
6 168 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (17.10%) Banking
8 151 (15.55%) HP Quality Center
9 141 (14.52%) Test Scripting
10 138 (14.21%) ISEB
11 137 (14.11%) HP
12 134 (13.80%) Security Cleared
13 132 (13.59%) QA
14 128 (13.18%) Oracle
15 122 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 110 (11.33%) SC Cleared
17 98 (10.09%) SQL
18 97 (9.99%) Project Management
19 90 (9.27%) Test Planning
20 84 (8.65%) Test Automation
21 78 (8.03%) Performance Testing
21 78 (8.03%) .NET
22 73 (7.52%) Migration
23 68 (7.00%) Microsoft
23 68 (7.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
24 67 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
25 66 (6.80%) Integration Testing
25 66 (6.80%) Software Testing
26 64 (6.59%) Retail
26 64 (6.59%) SAP

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.13%) WebLogic
3 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.72%) Lync
5 3 (0.31%) CMS
5 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.31%) IIS
6 2 (0.21%) JBoss
6 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.21%) Confluence
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 38 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.40%) MS Project
3 23 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.27%) MS Office
5 15 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.82%) Agresso
4 7 (0.72%) Summit
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.31%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) Magento
8 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.10%) IaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.85%) SAN
2 12 (1.24%) Internet
3 10 (1.03%) Firewall
3 10 (1.03%) DNS
3 10 (1.03%) WAN
4 8 (0.82%) LAN
5 7 (0.72%) GGSN
5 7 (0.72%) SGSN
5 7 (0.72%) LTE
6 6 (0.62%) 3GPP
7 5 (0.51%) ADSL
7 5 (0.51%) LLU
7 5 (0.51%) MPLS
7 5 (0.51%) DVB
8 4 (0.41%) 3G
8 4 (0.41%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.41%) UMTS
8 4 (0.41%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.31%) 4G
9 3 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
2 21 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.62%) DB2
6 5 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.41%) DataStage
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.21%) Big Data
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.21%) MySQL
9 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.21%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.10%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.10%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 67 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 33 (3.40%) LoadRunner
3 30 (3.09%) JIRA
4 28 (2.88%) Selenium
5 19 (1.96%) TestDirector
6 17 (1.75%) JMeter
7 15 (1.54%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.62%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.62%) WinRunner
10 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.51%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (0.41%) LoadUI
12 3 (0.31%) MSTest
12 3 (0.31%) JUnit
12 3 (0.31%) Toad
13 2 (0.21%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.21%) RequisitePro
13 2 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 258 (26.57%) Finance
2 166 (17.10%) Banking
3 64 (6.59%) Retail
4 60 (6.18%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.96%) Back Office
7 16 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.13%) Front Office
9 10 (1.03%) Billing
10 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.72%) Advertising
11 7 (0.72%) Automotive
12 6 (0.62%) Legal
13 5 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 3 (0.31%) Marketing
16 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.03%) .NET
2 45 (4.63%) HTML
3 39 (4.02%) ASP.NET
3 39 (4.02%) JSP
4 20 (2.06%) XML
5 8 (0.82%) SOAP
6 5 (0.51%) Web Services
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.41%) Middleware
7 4 (0.41%) OLE
7 4 (0.41%) CSS
7 4 (0.41%) REST
8 3 (0.31%) Ajax
8 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.21%) DHTML
9 2 (0.21%) XSL
9 2 (0.21%) Mason
10 1 (0.10%) CSS3
10 1 (0.10%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.06%) Computer Science
3 17 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.34%) Derivative
5 12 (1.24%) Smart Meter
6 11 (1.13%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.03%) Statistics
8 9 (0.93%) IPTV
8 9 (0.93%) NHS
8 9 (0.93%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.82%) FMCG
9 8 (0.82%) Open Source
9 8 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.72%) IVR
11 6 (0.62%) STB
11 6 (0.62%) Equities
12 5 (0.51%) PMI
13 4 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (4.74%) Windows
2 39 (4.02%) UNIX
3 16 (1.65%) Linux
4 9 (0.93%) Windows NT
5 8 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.72%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.51%) Android
9 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (35.22%) Test Management
2 315 (32.44%) Test Strategy
3 277 (28.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 168 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
5 141 (14.52%) Test Scripting
6 122 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (9.99%) Project Management
8 90 (9.27%) Test Planning
9 84 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 78 (8.03%) Performance Testing
11 73 (7.52%) Migration
12 66 (6.80%) Software Testing
12 66 (6.80%) Integration Testing
13 52 (5.36%) System Testing
14 49 (5.05%) CRM
15 43 (4.43%) PRINCE2
16 42 (4.33%) Waterfall
16 42 (4.33%) Functional Testing
17 37 (3.81%) Automated Testing
18 34 (3.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (10.09%) SQL
2 53 (5.46%) C#
3 42 (4.33%) JavaScript
3 42 (4.33%) VB
4 40 (4.12%) Java
5 17 (1.75%) C
6 9 (0.93%) VBScript
7 7 (0.72%) RPG
8 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.62%) C++
9 5 (0.51%) VBA
10 3 (0.31%) Perl
11 2 (0.21%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.10%) Scala
12 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.10%) Python
12 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (17.82%) ISTQB
2 138 (14.21%) ISEB
3 134 (13.80%) Security Cleared
4 110 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 68 (7.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 49 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (4.43%) DV Cleared
8 38 (3.91%) Degree
9 20 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (1.85%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (1.54%) CCNA
13 14 (1.44%) PMP
14 12 (1.24%) MCITP
15 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.62%) CISSP
17 5 (0.51%) CEH
17 5 (0.51%) CCNP
18 4 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (13.59%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) SLA
2 5 (0.51%) EMIR
3 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.41%) FATCA
4 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.10%) XenApp
3 1 (0.10%) XenServer
3 1 (0.10%) Firmware
3 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 151 (15.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.10%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.10%) Nessus
5 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.10%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 137 (14.11%) HP
2 128 (13.18%) Oracle
3 68 (7.00%) Microsoft
4 64 (6.59%) SAP
5 23 (2.37%) IBM
6 21 (2.16%) Cisco
7 12 (1.24%) Citrix
7 12 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.03%) Murex
9 8 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.62%) CA
10 6 (0.62%) VMware
10 6 (0.62%) Verint
11 4 (0.41%) Empirix
11 4 (0.41%) Genesys
11 4 (0.41%) Siemens
11 4 (0.41%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.41%) Cognos
12 3 (0.31%) Calypso
12 3 (0.31%) SunGard
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Uxbridge, Middlesex
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Dover, Kent
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