The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing 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 Testing Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Manager
Rank 603 567 537
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Manager 9 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.023% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 16
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £376 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £750 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Testing Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Testing Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 November 2014.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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 -6 8 £400 -20.00% 6
London -7 7 £425 -19.04% 3
South West - 1 £350 - 3
Bristol - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Colchester - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Brentwood - - - -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Manager in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (21.43%) RequisitePro
4 3 (21.43%) Rational Robot
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (21.43%) RequisitePro
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Robot
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) MSTest
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
1 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
1 1 (7.14%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
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