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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 204 236 217
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 574 461 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.87% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.94% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 257 247
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 3 June 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
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 3 June 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.

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 +9 471 £425 -5.55% 80
London +36 219 £463 -5.12% 29
Scotland +43 84 £400 -4.47% 9
North West +15 73 £375 -20.00% 11
South East -16 73 £425 +6.25% 17
Edinburgh +38 63 £400 -4.47% 7
City of London -6 40 £450 -14.28% 9
Lancashire +18 26 £375 -23.85% 1
South West +1 26 £478 +12.35% 4
West Midlands -2 23 £400 - 6
Blackpool +22 22 £375 -29.90%
Buckinghamshire +10 19 £425 +13.33% 4
Surrey +18 17 £450 - 2
East Midlands -6 17 £400 - 2
Glasgow -1 16 £550 +37.50% 1
Manchester -2 16 £400 -5.88% 7
East of England +2 14 £412 +17.71% 1
Yorkshire -25 14 £390 -8.23% 5
Milton Keynes +11 13 £395 +5.33% 3
Wiltshire +2 13 £480 +15.94%
West Yorkshire -14 13 £390 -7.96% 4
Leeds -8 12 £390 -25.71% 4
Cheshire -5 11 £363 -3.33% 3
Hampshire -36 11 £400 -3.03% 2
Merseyside - 11 £493 -
Berkshire -8 10 £444 +10.93% 6
Liverpool - 9 £500 -
Derbyshire +6 8 £343 -
Docklands, London +3 8 £450 -
Hertfordshire -5 7 £412 +43.30% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 369 (35.11%) Test Management
2 339 (32.25%) Finance
3 335 (31.87%) Test Strategy
4 312 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 247 (23.50%) Banking
6 183 (17.41%) QA
7 172 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
8 170 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 159 (15.13%) HP Quality Center
10 152 (14.46%) Migration
11 124 (11.80%) Test Scripting
12 119 (11.32%) ISTQB
13 116 (11.04%) ISEB
14 108 (10.28%) SAP
15 99 (9.42%) HP
16 90 (8.56%) Retail
17 89 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
18 87 (8.28%) Security Cleared
19 76 (7.23%) Integration Testing
19 76 (7.23%) Software Testing
20 74 (7.04%) SQL
21 72 (6.85%) Oracle
21 72 (6.85%) Test Automation
22 68 (6.47%) SC Cleared
23 65 (6.18%) Project Management
24 62 (5.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
25 61 (5.80%) System Testing
25 61 (5.80%) Regression Testing
25 61 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
26 60 (5.71%) SDLC

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 13 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 9 (0.86%) SAS
4 5 (0.48%) CMS
5 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.29%) FileNet
6 3 (0.29%) SugarCRM
6 3 (0.29%) Drupal
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.19%) IIS
7 2 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.095%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.095%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.095%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.43%) MS Office
3 9 (0.86%) MS Project
4 5 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) SAP HR
1 10 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.86%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (0.67%) Agresso
4 6 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.38%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.29%) SaaS
1 3 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.19%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.19%) Office 365
2 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.095%) IaaS
3 1 (0.095%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.76%) ATM
2 5 (0.48%) VoIP
2 5 (0.48%) Firewall
3 4 (0.38%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.29%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.29%) PBX
4 3 (0.29%) HTTP
4 3 (0.29%) SAN
4 3 (0.29%) 3G
4 3 (0.29%) MPLS
4 3 (0.29%) BGP
5 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.19%) WAN
5 2 (0.19%) SS7
5 2 (0.19%) ISUP
5 2 (0.19%) 2G
5 2 (0.19%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.62%) RDBMS
4 11 (1.05%) SQL Server
5 9 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.76%) QlikView
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.29%) DataStage
8 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.19%) MySQL
9 2 (0.19%) DB2
9 2 (0.19%) OLAP
9 2 (0.19%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.095%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.095%) Big Data
10 1 (0.095%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 40 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 35 (3.33%) JIRA
2 35 (3.33%) Selenium
3 23 (2.19%) LoadRunner
4 13 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.86%) WebDriver
5 9 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 9 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.86%) JMeter
6 6 (0.57%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.38%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.38%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.29%) JUnit
8 3 (0.29%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.29%) MSTest
8 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.19%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 339 (32.25%) Finance
2 247 (23.50%) Banking
3 90 (8.56%) Retail
4 58 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 50 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 39 (3.71%) Retail Banking
7 17 (1.62%) General Ledger
8 16 (1.52%) Billing
9 12 (1.14%) Front Office
10 8 (0.76%) Back Office
11 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) Advertising
12 6 (0.57%) Legal
13 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 2 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.90%) .NET
2 28 (2.66%) XML
3 12 (1.14%) HTML
4 10 (0.95%) SOAP
5 9 (0.86%) Web Services
5 9 (0.86%) JSP
5 9 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.38%) Middleware
7 3 (0.29%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.19%) REST
8 2 (0.19%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.19%) WCF
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.19%) RESTful
8 2 (0.19%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.095%) HTML5
9 1 (0.095%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.81%) Data Centre
2 19 (1.81%) NHS
3 17 (1.62%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.62%) Data Conversion
4 12 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (1.14%) Smart Meter
5 10 (0.95%) Fixed Income
6 9 (0.86%) Credit Risk
6 9 (0.86%) Equities
7 8 (0.76%) Statistics
7 8 (0.76%) iSeries
8 7 (0.67%) FMCG
8 7 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.57%) Derivative
9 6 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.38%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.29%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.95%) UNIX
2 20 (1.90%) Windows
3 17 (1.62%) VME
4 15 (1.43%) Linux
5 7 (0.67%) Android
6 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.29%) AIX
8 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (35.11%) Test Management
2 335 (31.87%) Test Strategy
3 312 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 172 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
5 170 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 152 (14.46%) Migration
7 124 (11.80%) Test Scripting
8 89 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
9 76 (7.23%) Integration Testing
9 76 (7.23%) Software Testing
10 72 (6.85%) Test Automation
11 65 (6.18%) Project Management
12 62 (5.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 61 (5.80%) Regression Testing
13 61 (5.80%) System Testing
14 60 (5.71%) SDLC
15 58 (5.52%) Test Planning
15 58 (5.52%) Performance Testing
16 57 (5.42%) PRINCE2
17 56 (5.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.04%) SQL
2 27 (2.57%) Java
3 19 (1.81%) COBOL
4 13 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 10 (0.95%) C
6 10 (0.95%) C#
7 7 (0.67%) PHP
7 7 (0.67%) VBScript
8 6 (0.57%) VB
9 5 (0.48%) VBA
10 3 (0.29%) RPG
10 3 (0.29%) Perl
10 3 (0.29%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.19%) Scala
11 2 (0.19%) Python
11 2 (0.19%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.19%) Ruby
12 1 (0.095%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 119 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 116 (11.04%) ISEB
3 87 (8.28%) Security Cleared
4 68 (6.47%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (2.66%) Degree
7 24 (2.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.76%) MCITP
11 8 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.57%) PMP
13 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.095%) HND
15 1 (0.095%) MCSE
15 1 (0.095%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (17.41%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
2 5 (0.48%) FATCA
3 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) EMIR
4 2 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.095%) GxP
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.095%) Snort
Systems Management
1 159 (15.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.19%) Puppet
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.095%) Control-M
4 1 (0.095%) Nessus
4 1 (0.095%) Nmap
4 1 (0.095%) SCCM
4 1 (0.095%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 108 (10.28%) SAP
2 99 (9.42%) HP
3 72 (6.85%) Oracle
4 46 (4.38%) Microsoft
5 22 (2.09%) IBM
6 16 (1.52%) Cisco
7 11 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.05%) VMware
8 10 (0.95%) Informatica
9 8 (0.76%) Teradata
9 8 (0.76%) RedPrairie
10 6 (0.57%) JDA
10 6 (0.57%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.48%) Avaloq
12 4 (0.38%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.38%) Remedy
12 4 (0.38%) Charles River
12 4 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.38%) Siebel
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