Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 206 178
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 42 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.64% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.67% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 67
City of London median daily rate £475 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £400 £357 £363
90th Percentile £635 £793 £690
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Test 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 across the City of London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Banking
4 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
5 7 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 6 (22.22%) Retail Banking
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 4 (14.81%) ISEB
8 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (11.11%) Workday
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (11.11%) Retail
9 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
9 3 (11.11%) QA
10 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) Validation
10 2 (7.41%) JIRA
10 2 (7.41%) System Testing
10 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (7.41%) Scrum
10 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.70%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.70%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 11 (40.74%) Banking
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Retail Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) French Language
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) DTCC
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
4 7 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) EMIR
2 1 (3.70%) IFRS
2 1 (3.70%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Workday
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) Temenos