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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 238 191 168
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 483 567 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 1.06% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.15% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 347 448
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 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 22 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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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 -42 416 £425 -5.55% 61
London -58 178 £470 -1.05% 24
South East +24 98 £400 -5.88% 15
City of London -20 49 £457 -8.70% 8
Scotland -10 46 £370 -1.33% 6
Berkshire +25 32 £375 -27.18% 5
South West -28 32 £418 +28.46% 4
Hampshire +11 31 £450 +4.65% 3
Glasgow 0 30 £350 +3.70%
East of England -17 30 £438 +9.37% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 23 £400 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +7 21 £390 +7.58% 2
East Midlands -6 20 £400 +22.13%
West Yorkshire +17 19 £390 +4.00% 1
North West -1 19 £380 -10.58% 7
Gosport -8 16 £450 +3.44%
Wiltshire +4 15 £418 +4.37% 1
Swindon - 15 £418 - 1
Manchester +2 12 £375 -11.24% 6
Edinburgh -23 12 £400 -1.53% 4
Leeds +13 11 £300 -18.36% 1
West Midlands -31 11 £400 -3.03% 2
Nottingham +13 10 £425 +29.77%
Milton Keynes +11 10 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 10 £425 +29.77%
Bristol -18 9 £415 +36.06%
Hertfordshire - 9 £450 - 2
Slough +7 7 £400 -
Reading +12 5 £356 -25.39% 2
Essex +2 5 £375 -11.76%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 312 (32.53%) Test Management
2 301 (31.39%) Test Strategy
3 260 (27.11%) Finance
4 250 (26.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 177 (18.46%) ISTQB
6 166 (17.31%) Banking
7 160 (16.68%) Security Cleared
8 154 (16.06%) Test Scripting
9 143 (14.91%) Oracle
10 142 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
11 138 (14.39%) ISEB
12 135 (14.08%) SC Cleared
13 131 (13.66%) HP
13 131 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 108 (11.26%) QA
15 85 (8.86%) Performance Testing
16 84 (8.76%) Test Automation
16 84 (8.76%) Project Management
17 83 (8.65%) SQL
18 76 (7.92%) .NET
19 74 (7.72%) SAP
20 73 (7.61%) Retail
21 72 (7.51%) Microsoft
21 72 (7.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 68 (7.09%) QuickTest Pro
23 66 (6.88%) Investment Banking
24 64 (6.67%) Integration Testing
25 63 (6.57%) Migration
26 60 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
27 58 (6.05%) Software Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 19 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.04%) IIS
5 4 (0.42%) SAS
6 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.31%) CMS
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) Confluence
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.10%) Node.js
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.10%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.82%) MS Project
3 24 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.19%) MS Office
5 10 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.94%) Agresso
4 5 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.52%) Summit
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.31%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.10%) Force.com
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.98%) SAN
2 14 (1.46%) Internet
3 8 (0.83%) WAN
4 7 (0.73%) GGSN
4 7 (0.73%) SGSN
4 7 (0.73%) LTE
4 7 (0.73%) IP Telephony
4 7 (0.73%) LAN
5 6 (0.63%) Firewall
5 6 (0.63%) 3GPP
5 6 (0.63%) DNS
6 4 (0.42%) UMTS
6 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.42%) Wireless
6 4 (0.42%) 3G
7 3 (0.31%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (0.31%) MPLS
7 3 (0.31%) Extranet
7 3 (0.31%) DHCP
7 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.34%) Oracle Reports
2 28 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.52%) DB2
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.21%) MySQL
8 2 (0.21%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.21%) DataStage
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.21%) QlikView
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.10%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 68 (7.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 37 (3.86%) LoadRunner
3 30 (3.13%) JIRA
4 28 (2.92%) Selenium
5 14 (1.46%) TestDirector
6 13 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.25%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.15%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.04%) JMeter
10 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.42%) JUnit
11 4 (0.42%) Maven
12 3 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.31%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.21%) MSTest
13 2 (0.21%) Ant
13 2 (0.21%) WinRunner
13 2 (0.21%) Toad
13 2 (0.21%) WATIR
General
1 260 (27.11%) Finance
2 166 (17.31%) Banking
3 73 (7.61%) Retail
4 66 (6.88%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 21 (2.19%) Back Office
8 17 (1.77%) Front Office
9 14 (1.46%) Billing
10 10 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.83%) Advertising
12 8 (0.83%) Local Government
13 6 (0.63%) Legal
14 4 (0.42%) Automotive
14 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.31%) Publishing
16 2 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (7.92%) .NET
2 45 (4.69%) HTML
3 40 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 40 (4.17%) JSP
4 20 (2.09%) XML
5 13 (1.36%) SOAP
5 13 (1.36%) Web Services
6 12 (1.25%) Middleware
7 4 (0.42%) OLE
8 3 (0.31%) Mason
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.31%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.31%) REST
9 2 (0.21%) HTML5
9 2 (0.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.21%) J2EE
9 2 (0.21%) Ajax
10 1 (0.10%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.10%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 21 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (1.77%) Derivative
2 17 (1.77%) Equities
3 16 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.25%) IVR
4 12 (1.25%) FMCG
5 11 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.94%) Open Source
8 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.83%) Statistics
9 7 (0.73%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.73%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (0.63%) SWIFT
10 6 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.63%) NHS
11 5 (0.52%) CESG
12 4 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.53%) Windows
2 32 (3.34%) UNIX
3 11 (1.15%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.94%) Linux
5 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
5 7 (0.73%) Windows NT
6 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.42%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) AIX
8 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.10%) VMS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (32.53%) Test Management
2 301 (31.39%) Test Strategy
3 250 (26.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 154 (16.06%) Test Scripting
5 131 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (8.86%) Performance Testing
7 84 (8.76%) Test Automation
7 84 (8.76%) Project Management
8 64 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 63 (6.57%) Migration
10 60 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (6.05%) Software Testing
12 53 (5.53%) CRM
13 49 (5.11%) Waterfall
14 39 (4.07%) Regression Testing
15 36 (3.75%) Scrum
16 34 (3.55%) PRINCE2
17 33 (3.44%) Automated Testing
18 32 (3.34%) Functional Testing
19 31 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (8.65%) SQL
2 54 (5.63%) C#
3 47 (4.90%) Java
4 45 (4.69%) VB
5 42 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.04%) C
7 7 (0.73%) VBA
7 7 (0.73%) VBScript
8 6 (0.63%) RPG
9 5 (0.52%) C++
10 4 (0.42%) Perl
11 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.21%) Python
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.21%) Ruby
12 1 (0.10%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.10%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.10%) JCL
12 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 177 (18.46%) ISTQB
2 160 (16.68%) Security Cleared
3 138 (14.39%) ISEB
4 135 (14.08%) SC Cleared
5 72 (7.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 45 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 42 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (3.86%) Degree
9 20 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (1.67%) CCNA
12 11 (1.15%) MCITP
13 9 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.73%) CISSP
16 6 (0.63%) CEH
17 5 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.52%) CCNP
18 4 (0.42%) APMP
18 4 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (11.26%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) SLA
3 5 (0.52%) EMIR
4 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.21%) Basel III
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.10%) GxP
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.10%) XenApp
4 1 (0.10%) XenServer
4 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 142 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.73%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.10%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.10%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.10%) Nessus
4 1 (0.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 143 (14.91%) Oracle
2 131 (13.66%) HP
3 74 (7.72%) SAP
4 72 (7.51%) Microsoft
5 14 (1.46%) IBM
6 13 (1.36%) Citrix
7 12 (1.25%) Cisco
7 12 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.94%) Verint
9 8 (0.83%) VMware
10 7 (0.73%) Siemens
10 7 (0.73%) Genesys
10 7 (0.73%) Empirix
11 6 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.52%) Teradata
12 5 (0.52%) Avaya
13 4 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.42%) Cognos
13 4 (0.42%) CA
13 4 (0.42%) Calypso
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