The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
London / City of London
Rank 133 137 161
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.73% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.77% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 25
Median daily rate £575 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.94% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £563 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (41.67%) Banking
2 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Test Management
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.11%) QA
6 4 (11.11%) Selenium
7 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.33%) BDD
7 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.33%) SQL
7 3 (8.33%) Retail
7 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
8 2 (5.56%) Derivative
8 2 (5.56%) GoldenSource
8 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (5.56%) TDD
8 2 (5.56%) Scrum

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) CA PPM
1 1 (2.78%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) KDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.78%) Appium
5 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (41.67%) Banking
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Advertising
4 2 (5.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Test Management
3 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) BDD
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.56%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (5.56%) EMIR
2 2 (5.56%) IFRS
2 2 (5.56%) IFRS 9
2 2 (5.56%) MiFID
3 1 (2.78%) FINREP
3 1 (2.78%) IAS 39
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) GoldenSource
2 1 (2.78%) ATG
2 1 (2.78%) Murex