Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 331 229
Rank change year-on-year -51 -102 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 562 721 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.73% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 464 747
England median daily rate £444 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £434
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.02% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -50 244 £475 -0.52% 6
South East +11 110 £425 +6.25% 1
North of England +21 77 £403 +0.69% 8
Midlands -15 62 £425 +3.66% 3
North West +18 55 £400 +6.03% 6
South West -9 42 £417 -7.44% 1
West Midlands +12 41 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England -24 24 £449 +5.71% 2
East Midlands -8 21 £450 -5.01% 2
Yorkshire +10 17 £375 -9.64% 2
North East +44 5 £475 +49.02%
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 241 (42.88%) Test Strategy
2 164 (29.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 162 (28.83%) Finance
4 154 (27.40%) Test Management
5 148 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (22.95%) Banking
7 126 (22.42%) Test Automation
8 114 (20.28%) Test Scripting
9 97 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (15.84%) QA
11 79 (14.06%) Defect Management
12 76 (13.52%) ISTQB
13 71 (12.63%) JIRA
14 70 (12.46%) ISEB
15 61 (10.85%) System Integration Testing
16 57 (10.14%) Waterfall
16 57 (10.14%) Migration
17 53 (9.43%) HP
18 52 (9.25%) Test Planning
19 51 (9.07%) Scenario Testing
20 49 (8.72%) Scrum
21 48 (8.54%) Retail Banking
21 48 (8.54%) Functional Testing
22 46 (8.19%) Non-Functional Testing
22 46 (8.19%) Security Cleared
23 44 (7.83%) Regression Testing
24 42 (7.47%) Integration Testing
25 41 (7.30%) Software Testing
26 38 (6.76%) Oracle
27 37 (6.58%) SC Cleared

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (4.27%) Confluence
2 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.36%) CMS
4 2 (0.36%) SAS
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.18%) Drupal
5 1 (0.18%) JBoss
5 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.60%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.36%) Summit
5 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (3.02%) SaaS
2 10 (1.78%) Office 365
3 9 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.89%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.18%) Slack
6 1 (0.18%) Taleo
6 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.78%) Firewall
2 5 (0.89%) Internet
3 4 (0.71%) IPv4
3 4 (0.71%) IPv6
3 4 (0.71%) SMS
4 3 (0.53%) HTTP
4 3 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.71%) Big Data
3 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.36%) DB2
4 2 (0.36%) IDOL
5 1 (0.18%) BODI
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.18%) Power BI
5 1 (0.18%) QlikView
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 71 (12.63%) JIRA
2 26 (4.63%) Selenium
3 20 (3.56%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.96%) Maven
6 9 (1.60%) Ant
6 9 (1.60%) HP UFT
6 9 (1.60%) LoadRunner
6 9 (1.60%) Zephyr
7 8 (1.42%) Subversion
7 8 (1.42%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.25%) CruiseControl
8 7 (1.25%) Hudson
8 7 (1.25%) JMeter
8 7 (1.25%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.25%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.89%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.89%) Build Forge
9 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 162 (28.83%) Finance
2 129 (22.95%) Banking
3 48 (8.54%) Retail Banking
4 35 (6.23%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.52%) Retail
6 12 (2.14%) Publishing
6 12 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.25%) Back Office
9 7 (1.25%) Legal
10 6 (1.07%) Electronics
10 6 (1.07%) Local Government
10 6 (1.07%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.89%) Front Office
12 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 4 (0.71%) Marketing
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
14 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (1.78%) XML
3 8 (1.42%) .NET
3 8 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (1.25%) Gherkin
5 4 (0.71%) REST
5 4 (0.71%) SOAP
5 4 (0.71%) Web Services
6 3 (0.53%) HTML
6 3 (0.53%) RESTful
7 2 (0.36%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.36%) COM
7 2 (0.36%) CSS
7 2 (0.36%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.36%) jQuery
7 2 (0.36%) Spring
7 2 (0.36%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.18%) CGI
8 1 (0.18%) EDI
8 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.20%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (1.96%) Equities
4 11 (1.96%) Virtual Team
5 10 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.07%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.71%) Derivative
7 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.53%) CMDB
8 3 (0.53%) FMCG
8 3 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.36%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.36%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.36%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.36%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.85%) Windows
2 6 (1.07%) Unix
2 6 (1.07%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.71%) AIX
3 4 (0.71%) Android
3 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.53%) Linux
4 3 (0.53%) Solaris
5 2 (0.36%) HPUX
6 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (42.88%) Test Strategy
2 164 (29.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 154 (27.40%) Test Management
4 148 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (22.42%) Test Automation
6 114 (20.28%) Test Scripting
7 97 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (14.06%) Defect Management
9 61 (10.85%) System Integration Testing
10 57 (10.14%) Migration
10 57 (10.14%) Waterfall
11 52 (9.25%) Test Planning
12 51 (9.07%) Scenario Testing
13 49 (8.72%) Scrum
14 48 (8.54%) Functional Testing
15 46 (8.19%) Non-Functional Testing
16 44 (7.83%) Regression Testing
17 42 (7.47%) Integration Testing
18 41 (7.30%) Software Testing
19 32 (5.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.80%) Java
2 26 (4.63%) SQL
3 15 (2.67%) Python
4 9 (1.60%) Jython
5 8 (1.42%) C#
6 5 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.89%) Perl
7 4 (0.71%) Ruby
8 3 (0.53%) C
8 3 (0.53%) C++
8 3 (0.53%) Groovy
9 2 (0.36%) VBScript
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (13.52%) ISTQB
2 70 (12.46%) ISEB
3 46 (8.19%) Security Cleared
4 37 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.91%) Degree
6 14 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.60%) PMP
9 8 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.18%) CCIE
14 1 (0.18%) CCNA
14 1 (0.18%) CCNP
14 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (15.84%) QA
2 24 (4.27%) MiFID
3 21 (3.74%) PMO
4 7 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.89%) EMIR
6 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.53%) GDPR
6 3 (0.53%) PSD2
6 3 (0.53%) SEPA
7 2 (0.36%) IFRS
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) DO-254
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.89%) SCCM
3 4 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 53 (9.43%) HP
2 38 (6.76%) Oracle
3 36 (6.41%) SAP
4 31 (5.52%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.78%) IBM
7 8 (1.42%) Temenos
8 7 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.25%) Green Hat
8 7 (1.25%) VMware
8 7 (1.25%) Workday
9 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.89%) Citrix
9 5 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.71%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.71%) Progress
11 3 (0.53%) Pega
11 3 (0.53%) Sybase
12 2 (0.36%) Siebel
12 2 (0.36%) Trillium