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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK
Rank 300 249 234
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 327 500 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.96% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.01% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 316 299
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -44 307 £450 +3.15% 52
London -43 133 £500 +5.26% 25
South East +6 68 £417 +4.12% 9
South West +12 34 £425 +1.49% 3
West Midlands +15 23 £425 - 6
City of London -12 18 £500 -5.66% 7
East of England +2 17 £488 +1.03% 2
Berkshire +20 15 £418 +4.56% 2
Hampshire -8 13 £400 +14.28% 1
Kent +23 12 £400 - 2
Birmingham +7 12 £425 -5.55% 2
East Midlands -16 11 £381 -15.27%
Devon +7 9 £565 +15.89%
Bristol +6 9 £420 +2.43% 2
Scotland +1 9 £475 +11.76%
North West -21 9 £350 -12.60% 5
Plymouth - 9 £565 -
Wales +15 8 £469 +44.15%
Surrey +4 8 £425 -17.07% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £840 -
Reading +18 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Edinburgh +6 7 £475 +8.57%
Gloucestershire -5 7 £488 +8.33%
Northamptonshire -9 7 £381 -23.75%
Yorkshire +3 6 £500 +15.94% 2
Wiltshire +3 5 £400 +6.66%
Warwickshire -3 5 £463 -
Gloucester -4 5 £525 +25.00%
Northampton -5 5 £381 -27.38%
Woking - 5 £425 -

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 216 (32.53%) Test Strategy
2 215 (32.38%) Finance
3 198 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (28.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 186 (28.01%) Test Management
6 121 (18.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 120 (18.07%) Banking
7 120 (18.07%) Test Scripting
8 101 (15.21%) QA
9 80 (12.05%) Defect Management
10 78 (11.75%) JIRA
10 78 (11.75%) ISTQB
11 74 (11.14%) Retail
11 74 (11.14%) ISEB
12 72 (10.84%) Migration
13 66 (9.94%) System Integration Testing
14 65 (9.79%) Selenium
15 62 (9.34%) Oracle
16 58 (8.73%) Integration Testing
16 58 (8.73%) Test Automation
17 56 (8.43%) Software Testing
17 56 (8.43%) Scrum
18 54 (8.13%) Regression Testing
19 51 (7.68%) SQL
19 51 (7.68%) Performance Testing
19 51 (7.68%) Non-Functional Testing
19 51 (7.68%) Test Planning
20 48 (7.23%) Waterfall
21 46 (6.93%) Retail Banking
21 46 (6.93%) Security Cleared

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 27 (4.07%) Confluence
2 10 (1.51%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.90%) CMS
4 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.60%) CICS
5 4 (0.60%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.15%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.15%) Drupal
7 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.15%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.41%) MS Office
3 9 (1.36%) MS Project
4 7 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.60%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.30%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.15%) HFM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) Office 365
2 5 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.45%) GitHub
3 3 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.30%) Taleo
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Play
5 1 (0.15%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.51%) Internet
2 6 (0.90%) ATM
3 4 (0.60%) MPLS
4 3 (0.45%) Firewall
4 3 (0.45%) HTTP
4 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.30%) BGP
5 2 (0.30%) HSRP
5 2 (0.30%) LAN
5 2 (0.30%) OSPF
5 2 (0.30%) PPP
5 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.30%) WAN
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) ISDN
6 1 (0.15%) MVNO
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.60%) GIS
3 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.45%) Big Data
4 3 (0.45%) MySQL
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.30%) DataStage
5 2 (0.30%) OLAP
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (11.75%) JIRA
2 65 (9.79%) Selenium
3 29 (4.37%) Cucumber
4 24 (3.61%) HP UFT
5 23 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.16%) WebDriver
7 20 (3.01%) LoadRunner
7 20 (3.01%) SoapUI
8 16 (2.41%) JUnit
9 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
10 11 (1.66%) Maven
11 10 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.51%) JBehave
11 10 (1.51%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.36%) FitNesse
12 9 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.20%) Mockito
13 8 (1.20%) Moq
13 8 (1.20%) Robot Framework
13 8 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 215 (32.38%) Finance
2 120 (18.07%) Banking
3 74 (11.14%) Retail
4 46 (6.93%) Retail Banking
5 16 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.90%) Advertising
8 6 (0.90%) Legal
8 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.60%) Billing
9 4 (0.60%) Law
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.26%) Web Services
2 12 (1.81%) Gherkin
3 11 (1.66%) .NET
3 11 (1.66%) RESTful
4 10 (1.51%) Spring
5 8 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.05%) XML
7 6 (0.90%) Java EE
8 5 (0.75%) JSON
8 5 (0.75%) SOAP
9 4 (0.60%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.60%) J2EE
9 4 (0.60%) Middleware
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.45%) HTML
11 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.30%) CSS
11 2 (0.30%) Drools
11 2 (0.30%) Node.js
11 2 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (2.26%) Mobile App
3 11 (1.66%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.05%) Smart Meter
6 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.75%) Derivative
7 5 (0.75%) Equities
7 5 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.60%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.45%) CCTV
9 3 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.45%) LIMS
9 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.30%) AS400
10 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.30%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.72%) Windows
2 21 (3.16%) Unix
3 18 (2.71%) Linux
4 10 (1.51%) Android
5 8 (1.20%) AIX
5 8 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.60%) HPUX
8 4 (0.60%) Solaris
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (32.53%) Test Strategy
2 198 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (28.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 186 (28.01%) Test Management
5 121 (18.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 120 (18.07%) Test Scripting
7 80 (12.05%) Defect Management
8 72 (10.84%) Migration
9 66 (9.94%) System Integration Testing
10 58 (8.73%) Integration Testing
10 58 (8.73%) Test Automation
11 56 (8.43%) Scrum
11 56 (8.43%) Software Testing
12 54 (8.13%) Regression Testing
13 51 (7.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 51 (7.68%) Performance Testing
13 51 (7.68%) Test Planning
14 48 (7.23%) Waterfall
15 46 (6.93%) Project Management
16 43 (6.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.68%) SQL
2 42 (6.33%) Java
3 11 (1.66%) C
4 8 (1.20%) C#
4 8 (1.20%) Python
5 7 (1.05%) Ruby
6 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.30%) PHP
7 2 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Groovy
8 1 (0.15%) Perl
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (11.75%) ISTQB
2 74 (11.14%) ISEB
3 46 (6.93%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.56%) Degree
6 14 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.30%) CCNA
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.30%) CISM
12 2 (0.30%) MBA
12 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) CISA
13 1 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (15.21%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) IFRS
3 7 (1.05%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) EMIR
5 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.45%) MiFID
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.45%) SLA
7 2 (0.30%) SDET
7 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.45%) Control-M
2 3 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) OpenView
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (9.34%) Oracle
2 44 (6.63%) HP
3 37 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 35 (5.27%) SAP
5 10 (1.51%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.20%) Informatica
7 7 (1.05%) webMethods
8 6 (0.90%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.75%) Workday
10 4 (0.60%) GoldenSource
10 4 (0.60%) hybris
10 4 (0.60%) IBM
11 3 (0.45%) Capita
11 3 (0.45%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.45%) Reuters
11 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.30%) Nortel
12 2 (0.30%) Saba
12 2 (0.30%) WorldPay
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £408 - £425 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
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Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
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West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
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Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday