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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Manager
Rank 616 591 592
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Manager 10 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £238
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +68.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 6 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 10 £425 -2.85% 5
London +7 8 £483 +7.22% 2
South East +10 2 £425 +7.93%
Winchester - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 £365 -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) Finance
1 6 (33.33%) System Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) CMDB
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) ClearQuest
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) SOAP
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) BMC
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) SailPoint
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) System Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) APMP
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) MBA
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) BMC
2 3 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Informatica