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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 277 196 244
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 459 671 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.18% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.24% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 423 260
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.42% +3.12%
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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 July 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 23 July 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 -77 413 £425 - 59
London -44 182 £475 - 12
South East -69 39 £384 -10.23% 16
Scotland -31 38 £400 -5.88% 4
South West +4 36 £414 -9.31% 7
North East -17 31 £338 +12.50%
North West -66 31 £375 -6.25% 3
City of London +10 28 £475 +2.70% 2
Tyne and Wear -23 28 £325 +8.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 28 £325 +8.33%
West Midlands -26 28 £400 +1.26% 9
East Midlands +13 24 £473 +2.16% 1
Manchester -12 22 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England +28 21 £463 +15.62% 2
Yorkshire -6 20 £400 -5.88% 8
Bristol +9 17 £419 +5.34% 3
Edinburgh -41 17 £475 +15.15% 3
Glasgow +6 13 £400 -11.11% 1
Berkshire -9 12 £363 -9.37% 1
West Yorkshire -14 10 £425 +6.25% 5
Hertfordshire +16 9 £475 +21.17% 1
Derbyshire +10 9 £413 +14.58%
Wiltshire -16 8 £388 -18.42% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 7 £500 +2.56%
Nottingham +1 7 £500 +2.56%
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £400 -6.97% 2
South Yorkshire +2 6 £400 -11.11%
Sheffield -7 6 £400 -11.11%
Swindon -10 6 £388 -6.62% 3
Reading +5 5 £488 +30.00%

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 355 (34.57%) Test Management
2 336 (32.72%) Test Strategy
3 326 (31.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 288 (28.04%) Finance
5 213 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 181 (17.62%) Banking
8 142 (13.83%) Test Scripting
9 139 (13.53%) QA
10 138 (13.44%) Migration
11 128 (12.46%) Security Cleared
12 118 (11.49%) Defect Management
13 106 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
14 103 (10.03%) Integration Testing
15 102 (9.93%) ISTQB
15 102 (9.93%) ISEB
16 100 (9.74%) Retail
17 96 (9.35%) HP
17 96 (9.35%) SC Cleared
18 92 (8.96%) System Integration Testing
19 90 (8.76%) Functional Testing
20 89 (8.67%) Test Automation
21 80 (7.79%) Performance Testing
22 79 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
23 72 (7.01%) Test Planning
24 70 (6.82%) SAP
25 69 (6.72%) JIRA
26 68 (6.62%) Waterfall
27 65 (6.33%) Microsoft
28 62 (6.04%) 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 12 (1.17%) Confluence
2 9 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.68%) CMS
4 5 (0.49%) Apache
4 5 (0.49%) IIS
4 5 (0.49%) SAS
4 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.29%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.097%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.14%) MS Office
3 12 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.07%) MS Project
5 7 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.097%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.39%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.29%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.29%) Maximo
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.07%) SaaS
2 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.39%) Office 365
5 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.29%) IaaS
5 3 (0.29%) PaaS
5 3 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.56%) Internet
2 7 (0.68%) LAN
3 5 (0.49%) Firewall
3 5 (0.49%) VoIP
3 5 (0.49%) WAN
4 4 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.19%) Skype
5 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.19%) WLAN
6 1 (0.097%) CTI
6 1 (0.097%) FTP
6 1 (0.097%) Network Security
6 1 (0.097%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.17%) Big Data
4 11 (1.07%) MySQL
5 10 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.29%) Essbase
10 2 (0.19%) DB2
10 2 (0.19%) QlikView
10 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.097%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.097%) OLAP
11 1 (0.097%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.097%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.097%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 69 (6.72%) JIRA
2 49 (4.77%) Selenium
3 32 (3.12%) HP UFT
4 30 (2.92%) LoadRunner
5 17 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.66%) SoapUI
6 16 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.17%) JMeter
8 11 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.97%) TestDirector
9 10 (0.97%) Zephyr
10 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.58%) Ranorex
11 6 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.58%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.49%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.39%) LoadUI
13 4 (0.39%) TestComplete
13 4 (0.39%) Testopia
13 4 (0.39%) WinRunner
General
1 288 (28.04%) Finance
2 181 (17.62%) Banking
3 100 (9.74%) Retail
4 52 (5.06%) Retail Banking
5 43 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.66%) Legal
8 15 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.17%) Front Office
9 12 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.78%) Back Office
11 7 (0.68%) Electronics
12 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.58%) Law
12 6 (0.58%) Marketing
13 4 (0.39%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Games
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
14 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.92%) XML
2 15 (1.46%) Web Services
3 10 (0.97%) Gherkin
4 8 (0.78%) SOAP
5 7 (0.68%) Middleware
6 5 (0.49%) .NET
6 5 (0.49%) XSD
7 4 (0.39%) HTML
8 3 (0.29%) Ajax
8 3 (0.29%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.097%) Flash
9 1 (0.097%) Google Closure
9 1 (0.097%) Murex MxML
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.097%) Qt
9 1 (0.097%) REST
9 1 (0.097%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.097%) Spring
9 1 (0.097%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.75%) Virtual Team
3 17 (1.66%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (1.27%) Derivative
4 13 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 9 (0.88%) Biometrics
6 9 (0.88%) User Experience
7 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 8 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (0.68%) Equities
9 6 (0.58%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.49%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.49%) FMCG
11 4 (0.39%) Clustering
11 4 (0.39%) iPad
12 3 (0.29%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.29%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.29%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 38 (3.70%) Windows
2 23 (2.24%) Linux
3 22 (2.14%) AIX
4 17 (1.66%) Unix
5 9 (0.88%) VME
6 8 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.39%) CentOS
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.29%) Android
9 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (34.57%) Test Management
2 336 (32.72%) Test Strategy
3 326 (31.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 213 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 142 (13.83%) Test Scripting
7 138 (13.44%) Migration
8 118 (11.49%) Defect Management
9 103 (10.03%) Integration Testing
10 92 (8.96%) System Integration Testing
11 90 (8.76%) Functional Testing
12 89 (8.67%) Test Automation
13 80 (7.79%) Performance Testing
14 79 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
15 72 (7.01%) Test Planning
16 68 (6.62%) Waterfall
17 62 (6.04%) Project Management
18 60 (5.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 56 (5.45%) SDLC
20 55 (5.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (6.04%) SQL
2 30 (2.92%) Java
3 11 (1.07%) JavaScript
4 10 (0.97%) C
5 8 (0.78%) C#
5 8 (0.78%) PHP
6 5 (0.49%) COBOL
7 4 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.39%) Python
8 2 (0.19%) Ruby
8 2 (0.19%) VB
8 2 (0.19%) VBScript
9 1 (0.097%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.097%) Groovy
9 1 (0.097%) R
9 1 (0.097%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 102 (9.93%) ISEB
2 102 (9.93%) ISTQB
3 96 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 20 (1.95%) Degree
7 9 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (0.78%) PMP
9 6 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.39%) MCITP
10 4 (0.39%) MCSA
10 4 (0.39%) MCSE
10 4 (0.39%) MCTS
10 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (13.53%) QA
2 12 (1.17%) SLA
3 8 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.39%) COBIT
5 4 (0.39%) GxP
5 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) Basel II
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.19%) EMIR
6 2 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.097%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.097%) FATCA
7 1 (0.097%) FINREP
7 1 (0.097%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.097%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (0.88%) Docker
2 8 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 106 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.56%) Puppet
3 6 (0.58%) Ansible
3 6 (0.58%) SCCM
4 5 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.49%) vRealize
5 4 (0.39%) Netcool
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.097%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.097%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.097%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 96 (9.35%) HP
2 70 (6.82%) SAP
3 65 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 61 (5.94%) Oracle
5 21 (2.04%) Citrix
6 14 (1.36%) VMware
7 12 (1.17%) Calypso
7 12 (1.17%) Sybase
8 10 (0.97%) IBM
9 7 (0.68%) Intel Security
9 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.58%) Charles River
10 6 (0.58%) Hortonworks
11 5 (0.49%) Cisco
11 5 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.39%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.39%) ICL
12 4 (0.39%) Veritas
12 4 (0.39%) webMethods
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum Excellent Day Rate 3-6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 6months+
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £344 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago