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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Manager
Rank 643 642 634
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Manager 10 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.036% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.038% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 4
Median daily rate £430 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.77% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £340 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £686 £519 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -1 8 £430 +1.77% 3
London -16 5 £590 +37.20% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £430 -
South East - 2 £400 -
City of London +6 1 £750 +80.72%
Winchester - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

Testing Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) JIRA
3 12 (44.44%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) System Testing
3 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 12 (44.44%) SOAP
3 12 (44.44%) Informatica
3 12 (44.44%) SoapUI
3 12 (44.44%) Test Planning
3 12 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Oracle
5 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 7 (25.93%) Test Management
7 7 (25.93%) SAP
8 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (22.22%) ERP
9 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
10 2 (7.41%) Degree
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) QA
10 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.41%) MS Office
10 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
10 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
11 1 (3.70%) IT Audit

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Derivative
1 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
1 12 (44.44%) System Testing
1 12 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
4 7 (25.93%) Test Management
5 6 (22.22%) ERP
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) High Availability
8 1 (3.70%) IT Audit
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Informatica
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 7 (25.93%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
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