The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 234 205 180
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 468 505 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.07% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 311 393
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 -20 403 £450 - 92
London -47 178 £475 - 39
South East +27 94 £400 -5.88% 14
City of London -15 55 £480 +1.05% 18
Scotland -6 42 £350 -7.89% 7
Hampshire +18 39 £450 +4.65% 2
South West -12 37 £430 +13.15% 5
Berkshire +15 30 £405 -29.56% 5
Glasgow +15 27 £350 +9.37% 2
East of England -8 26 £444 +10.93% 4
East Midlands -5 23 £425 +28.78% 4
Gosport 0 21 £450 +3.44%
Yorkshire +1 20 £394 +8.62% 13
West Yorkshire +4 17 £394 +5.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £310 -3.12% 3
Nottinghamshire +22 14 £425 +29.77% 1
Wiltshire +10 14 £426 +6.56% 1
Bristol -13 14 £450 -2.17%
Swindon - 14 £426 - 1
Nottingham +20 13 £425 +29.77% 1
North West -14 11 £420 -4.00% 6
Leeds +2 10 £300 -18.36% 6
Edinburgh -27 9 £450 +10.76% 2
West Midlands -29 8 £400 -3.90% 5
Slough +8 7 £400 -
Bracknell +5 7 £350 -30.68% 1
Hertfordshire +2 7 £450 -1.36% 2
Manchester +1 7 £450 -1.09% 2
Wales -12 7 £370 -22.10%
Essex -1 5 £375 -11.76%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 326 (31.14%) Test Strategy
2 325 (31.04%) Test Management
3 283 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 274 (26.17%) Finance
5 173 (16.52%) Banking
6 172 (16.43%) ISTQB
7 170 (16.24%) Test Scripting
8 159 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 156 (14.90%) Security Cleared
10 151 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
11 144 (13.75%) ISEB
12 142 (13.56%) Oracle
13 128 (12.23%) SC Cleared
14 126 (12.03%) HP
15 122 (11.65%) QA
16 89 (8.50%) Performance Testing
17 88 (8.40%) Test Automation
18 87 (8.31%) Project Management
19 81 (7.74%) SQL
20 77 (7.35%) SAP
21 72 (6.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 70 (6.69%) Retail
22 70 (6.69%) Investment Banking
23 69 (6.59%) Integration Testing
23 69 (6.59%) .NET
23 69 (6.59%) Microsoft
24 68 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
25 67 (6.40%) Migration
26 64 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
27 60 (5.73%) Software Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 20 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.34%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.86%) IIS
6 4 (0.38%) SAS
7 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.29%) Node.js
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.19%) CMS
8 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.096%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.096%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 28 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 28 (2.67%) MS Project
2 27 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.01%) MS Office
4 9 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.96%) Agresso
4 7 (0.67%) Maximo
5 5 (0.48%) Summit
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.29%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.096%) Force.com
3 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.096%) IaaS
3 1 (0.096%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.01%) SAN
2 14 (1.34%) WAN
3 13 (1.24%) LAN
4 12 (1.15%) Internet
5 10 (0.96%) IP Telephony
6 9 (0.86%) LTE
6 9 (0.86%) Firewall
7 8 (0.76%) GGSN
7 8 (0.76%) SGSN
8 7 (0.67%) DNS
9 6 (0.57%) MPLS
9 6 (0.57%) UMTS
10 5 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (0.48%) 3GPP
10 5 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.48%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.38%) 3G
11 4 (0.38%) VoIP
11 4 (0.38%) GPRS
12 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.67%) DataStage
6 6 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.38%) DB2
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.19%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.19%) MySQL
9 2 (0.19%) QlikView
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.096%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.096%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.096%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.096%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 68 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 45 (4.30%) LoadRunner
3 37 (3.53%) JIRA
4 31 (2.96%) Selenium
5 20 (1.91%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.72%) SoapUI
7 12 (1.15%) TestDirector
7 12 (1.15%) Maven
8 11 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.96%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.96%) JUnit
10 7 (0.67%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.48%) WATIR
12 5 (0.48%) Sahi
12 5 (0.48%) JMeter
13 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.19%) Zephyr
14 2 (0.19%) WinRunner
14 2 (0.19%) JBehave
General
1 274 (26.17%) Finance
2 173 (16.52%) Banking
3 70 (6.69%) Retail
3 70 (6.69%) Investment Banking
4 56 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.48%) Retail Banking
6 20 (1.91%) Back Office
7 19 (1.81%) Front Office
8 12 (1.15%) Billing
9 11 (1.05%) Advertising
10 10 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.86%) Local Government
12 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.57%) Legal
15 4 (0.38%) Marketing
15 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.29%) International Banking
16 3 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.59%) .NET
2 40 (3.82%) HTML
3 36 (3.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (3.44%) JSP
4 22 (2.10%) XML
5 18 (1.72%) Web Services
6 13 (1.24%) Middleware
6 13 (1.24%) SOAP
7 4 (0.38%) REST
8 3 (0.29%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.29%) Mason
8 3 (0.29%) OLE
8 3 (0.29%) Sass
8 3 (0.29%) Mustache
9 2 (0.19%) J2EE
9 2 (0.19%) HTML5
9 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.096%) Ajax
10 1 (0.096%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (1.91%) Equities
3 19 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.72%) Derivative
5 16 (1.53%) IVR
5 16 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.05%) Open Source
6 11 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 10 (0.96%) FMCG
7 10 (0.96%) Statistics
8 9 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.86%) NHS
9 8 (0.76%) Smart Meter
10 7 (0.67%) PACS
10 7 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (0.57%) SWIFT
11 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (0.48%) CESG
12 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.06%) Windows
2 28 (2.67%) UNIX
3 15 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (0.96%) Linux
5 8 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.76%) Android
6 6 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.29%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.29%) VMS
8 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.096%) AIX
10 1 (0.096%) zOS
10 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (31.14%) Test Strategy
2 325 (31.04%) Test Management
3 283 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 170 (16.24%) Test Scripting
5 159 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (8.50%) Performance Testing
7 88 (8.40%) Test Automation
8 87 (8.31%) Project Management
9 69 (6.59%) Integration Testing
10 67 (6.40%) Migration
11 64 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (5.73%) Software Testing
13 56 (5.35%) CRM
14 44 (4.20%) Waterfall
15 40 (3.82%) PRINCE2
16 39 (3.72%) Regression Testing
16 39 (3.72%) Scrum
17 38 (3.63%) ITIL
18 35 (3.34%) System Testing
19 34 (3.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (7.74%) SQL
2 48 (4.58%) Java
3 47 (4.49%) C#
4 40 (3.82%) VB
5 37 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.76%) C
6 8 (0.76%) VBA
7 7 (0.67%) Ruby
8 5 (0.48%) C++
8 5 (0.48%) Perl
9 4 (0.38%) RPG
10 3 (0.29%) VBScript
11 2 (0.19%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.19%) Tcl
11 2 (0.19%) Python
12 1 (0.096%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.096%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.096%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.096%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (16.43%) ISTQB
2 156 (14.90%) Security Cleared
3 144 (13.75%) ISEB
4 128 (12.23%) SC Cleared
5 72 (6.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 44 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (3.92%) Degree
7 41 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 22 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (1.72%) CCNA
11 12 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (1.15%) MCITP
12 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.67%) CISSP
13 7 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.57%) CCNP
14 6 (0.57%) PMP
14 6 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (11.65%) QA
2 7 (0.67%) SLA
3 6 (0.57%) EMIR
4 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.096%) GxP
7 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 151 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.96%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.096%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.096%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.096%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.096%) Control-M
Vendors
1 142 (13.56%) Oracle
2 126 (12.03%) HP
3 77 (7.35%) SAP
4 69 (6.59%) Microsoft
5 20 (1.91%) IBM
6 15 (1.43%) Citrix
7 14 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.24%) Cisco
9 10 (0.96%) Verint
9 10 (0.96%) Genesys
9 10 (0.96%) Empirix
9 10 (0.96%) Siemens
9 10 (0.96%) Cognos
10 9 (0.86%) Siebel
10 9 (0.86%) VMware
11 8 (0.76%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.57%) Avaya
13 5 (0.48%) Avaloq
13 5 (0.48%) Murex
13 5 (0.48%) webMethods
West Midlands
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £450 to £515 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum 3 month contract + extension
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £485 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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