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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Manager
Rank 590 572 532
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Manager 17 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.021% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 8
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£425 £513 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +33.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £405 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 1983 2005 2160
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 25 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 22 May 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 -19 17 £425 -17.07% 6
London -7 8 £350 -39.13% 2
South East -11 4 £413 +14.58%
Hampshire -2 2 £425 +18.05%
Oxfordshire - 2 £413 -
Docklands, London - 2 £275 -
Winchester - 2 £425 -
City of London +5 1 £450 -18.18%
West Midlands -9 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 £400 -
Leeds -13 1 £400 -
Yorkshire -14 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Banbury - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £500 -
Oxford - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £525 -
Walsall - 1 - -
South West - 1 £525 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Test Management
3 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.88%) System Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Migration
4 7 (21.88%) Finance
5 6 (18.75%) QA
6 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) HP
7 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Banking
7 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (9.38%) Use Case
8 3 (9.38%) Stress Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) XML
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (6.25%) RequisitePro
9 2 (6.25%) Rational Robot
9 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.25%) MS Office
9 2 (6.25%) SAP
9 2 (6.25%) SOAP
9 2 (6.25%) UML
9 2 (6.25%) ERP

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.13%) SAS
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.25%) RequisitePro
2 2 (6.25%) Rational Robot
2 2 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
3 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Test Management
3 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.88%) System Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Use Case
6 3 (9.38%) Stress Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) ERP
7 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) CRD IV
2 1 (3.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Coverity
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Murex
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Apple