Period
to 14 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 224 212
Rank change year-on-year +95 -12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 18 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.27% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.29% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 36
Median daily rate £500 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £407 £479 £416
90th Percentile £619 £720 £713
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,455 6,254 6,781
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 93.75% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 4,863 5,333
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 76 123
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +5.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £47.75 £56.50 £32.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.00%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London.

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 14 July 2020, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Test Management
3 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 3 (21.43%) Data Management
7 2 (14.29%) Maximo
7 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Solvency II
7 2 (14.29%) Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
7 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (14.29%) Jenkins

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 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Anypoint
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Maximo
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Eloqua
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Test Management
3 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GDPR
1 2 (14.29%) IFRS
1 2 (14.29%) Solvency II
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) GoldenSource
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft
3 1 (7.14%) SnapLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Talend