The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Testing Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Manager
Rank 637 607 601
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Manager 14 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.033% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Median daily rate £475 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £275 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £560 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £405
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Testing Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Testing Manager in the job title.

Testing Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK.

Testing Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Testing Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Testing Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK.

Testing Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Manager
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 -11 14 £475 +11.76% 4
London -7 12 £475 +11.76% 3
Bromley - 3 £475 -
Docklands, London +8 2 £430 +56.36%
City of London +33 1 £400 -23.80% 1
St Albans - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Testing Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Testing 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 Testing Manager in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) SQL
1 11 (47.83%) SOAP
1 11 (47.83%) System Testing
1 11 (47.83%) SoapUI
2 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
2 10 (43.48%) JIRA
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Informatica
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 7 (30.43%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Data Security
9 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
9 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (8.70%) MS Office
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
9 2 (8.70%) Release Management

Testing 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) SoapUI
2 10 (43.48%) JIRA
3 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) System Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
8 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.70%) Data Security
8 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.70%) IT Audit
8 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Release Management
8 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) APMP
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) SAP