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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 213 204 197
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 553 569 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.04% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 324 275
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £574 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.38% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £28.50 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £36.50 £61.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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 -26 454 £425 - 67
London -23 213 £475 +2.15% 27
South East -34 90 £400 +5.26% 9
Scotland +45 84 £400 +1.26% 5
Edinburgh +31 65 £400 +6.66% 3
North West -23 42 £375 -16.66% 13
City of London -24 41 £490 -6.66% 5
South West -5 36 £438 +3.55% 2
Surrey +23 25 £500 - 2
East of England +16 20 £365 -15.11%
Wiltshire +15 19 £430 -2.99%
Hampshire -35 19 £405 +6.57% 1
Yorkshire -39 19 £390 -2.50% 9
Manchester -9 17 £400 +9.96% 3
Berkshire -1 16 £425 +11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £390 +4.00% 1
Glasgow +4 15 £550 +40.12% 2
East Midlands -7 15 £400 +6.66% 3
West Yorkshire -22 15 £390 -1.26% 8
Milton Keynes +7 12 £390 +4.00% 1
Leeds -14 12 £390 -2.50% 5
Swindon +2 10 £475 +7.15%
Cheshire -4 10 £363 -11.93% 3
Lancashire 0 9 £370 -24.87% 6
West Midlands -24 9 £410 +2.50% 3
Docklands, London +5 8 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol -5 7 £500 +17.64%
Essex +3 6 £370 -8.92%
Blackpool -3 6 £375 -29.90% 5
Reading +7 5 £425 +7.59% 2

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 386 (37.81%) Test Management
2 339 (33.20%) Finance
3 321 (31.44%) Test Strategy
4 310 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 248 (24.29%) Banking
6 180 (17.63%) HP Quality Center
7 164 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 155 (15.18%) QA
9 151 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
10 134 (13.12%) ISTQB
11 125 (12.24%) ISEB
12 123 (12.05%) Migration
13 112 (10.97%) HP
14 109 (10.68%) Test Scripting
15 88 (8.62%) SAP
16 85 (8.33%) Retail
17 80 (7.84%) Software Testing
18 79 (7.74%) Security Cleared
19 73 (7.15%) Project Management
19 73 (7.15%) SQL
20 72 (7.05%) Oracle
21 68 (6.66%) Integration Testing
22 63 (6.17%) Test Automation
22 63 (6.17%) Telecoms
23 62 (6.07%) Investment Banking
24 60 (5.88%) System Testing
24 60 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
25 59 (5.78%) SC Cleared
26 55 (5.39%) Regression Testing
27 54 (5.29%) Test Planning

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.98%) SAS
3 9 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.49%) CMS
4 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.39%) Lync
6 3 (0.29%) FileNet
6 3 (0.29%) SugarCRM
6 3 (0.29%) Drupal
6 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.20%) IIS
7 2 (0.20%) JBoss
7 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.098%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.098%) LiveLink
Applications
1 34 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.15%) MS Office
3 16 (1.57%) MS Project
4 12 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.08%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.78%) Agresso
4 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.39%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.29%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.20%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.098%) Office 365
3 1 (0.098%) IaaS
3 1 (0.098%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.69%) Firewall
2 6 (0.59%) Network Security
2 6 (0.59%) ATM
3 5 (0.49%) VoIP
3 5 (0.49%) WAN
3 5 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (0.49%) Unified Communications
3 5 (0.49%) MPLS
3 5 (0.49%) BGP
3 5 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (0.39%) SAN
5 3 (0.29%) 3G
5 3 (0.29%) HTTP
5 3 (0.29%) LAN
5 3 (0.29%) PBX
5 3 (0.29%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.20%) SS7
6 2 (0.20%) ISUP
6 2 (0.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.78%) QlikView
4 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.59%) Big Data
7 5 (0.49%) DataStage
8 4 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.29%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.20%) MySQL
10 2 (0.20%) DB2
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.098%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.098%) Sybase IQ
11 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (4.21%) QuickTest Pro
1 43 (4.21%) JIRA
2 34 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 34 (3.33%) Selenium
3 17 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.69%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.69%) JMeter
5 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.69%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.59%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.29%) MSTest
8 3 (0.29%) Sahi
8 3 (0.29%) Rational Robot
8 3 (0.29%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 339 (33.20%) Finance
2 248 (24.29%) Banking
3 85 (8.33%) Retail
4 63 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 62 (6.07%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.72%) Retail Banking
7 19 (1.86%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.76%) Billing
9 10 (0.98%) Legal
9 10 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.88%) Back Office
11 7 (0.69%) Marketing
11 7 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.59%) Front Office
12 6 (0.59%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.60%) .NET
2 28 (2.74%) XML
3 14 (1.37%) HTML
4 13 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.08%) JSP
6 10 (0.98%) SOAP
7 8 (0.78%) Web Services
8 4 (0.39%) Middleware
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.29%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.20%) RESTful
10 2 (0.20%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.20%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.098%) SAP XI
11 1 (0.098%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.098%) JSF
11 1 (0.098%) XMPP
11 1 (0.098%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.76%) NHS
4 17 (1.67%) Derivative
5 13 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 12 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.08%) Equities
8 10 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.88%) Open Source
10 8 (0.78%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.78%) Statistics
10 8 (0.78%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.69%) iSeries
12 6 (0.59%) FMCG
13 5 (0.49%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.49%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.04%) UNIX
2 23 (2.25%) Windows
3 17 (1.67%) Linux
4 9 (0.88%) Android
5 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.39%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.20%) AIX
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (37.81%) Test Management
2 321 (31.44%) Test Strategy
3 310 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 164 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (12.05%) Migration
7 109 (10.68%) Test Scripting
8 80 (7.84%) Software Testing
9 73 (7.15%) Project Management
10 68 (6.66%) Integration Testing
11 63 (6.17%) Test Automation
12 60 (5.88%) System Testing
13 55 (5.39%) Regression Testing
14 54 (5.29%) Test Planning
15 53 (5.19%) Performance Testing
16 44 (4.31%) Data Migration
17 42 (4.11%) PRINCE2
18 40 (3.92%) ETL
19 39 (3.82%) Mentoring
20 37 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (7.15%) SQL
2 23 (2.25%) Java
3 15 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 14 (1.37%) C#
5 12 (1.18%) C
6 8 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.59%) PHP
7 6 (0.59%) VBScript
7 6 (0.59%) VBA
8 5 (0.49%) VB
9 4 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.29%) Ruby
11 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.20%) Python
11 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.20%) RPG
11 2 (0.20%) Perl
12 1 (0.098%) C++
12 1 (0.098%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.098%) R
Qualifications
1 134 (13.12%) ISTQB
2 125 (12.24%) ISEB
3 79 (7.74%) Security Cleared
4 59 (5.78%) SC Cleared
5 47 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (3.33%) Degree
7 24 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.78%) MCITP
12 7 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.39%) PMP
14 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.098%) CSQA
15 1 (0.098%) ACCA
15 1 (0.098%) CIMA
15 1 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (15.18%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) FATCA
3 5 (0.49%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.39%) EMIR
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) HL7
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) Basel III
6 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.098%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.098%) Snort
Systems Management
1 180 (17.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.49%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.20%) Control-M
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.098%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.098%) SCCM
5 1 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 112 (10.97%) HP
2 88 (8.62%) SAP
3 72 (7.05%) Oracle
4 52 (5.09%) Microsoft
5 20 (1.96%) Cisco
6 16 (1.57%) IBM
6 16 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.08%) Informatica
8 10 (0.98%) Murex
9 9 (0.88%) VMware
10 8 (0.78%) Teradata
10 8 (0.78%) Citrix
11 7 (0.69%) RedPrairie
12 6 (0.59%) F5
12 6 (0.59%) JDA
12 6 (0.59%) Calypso
13 5 (0.49%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.49%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.49%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.49%) Avaloq
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