Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 380 337
Rank change year-on-year +14 -43 -115
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 630 574 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.66% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 375 478
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £306
90th Percentile £650 £575 £604
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +6.47% - -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
England median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% +32.81%
10th Percentile £18.70 £35.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £51.90 £35.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% +32.81%

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 89,409 86,733 92,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,541 57,528 61,042
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,826 2,550 2,975
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%

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 22 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 2018. 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 +41 292 £500 +5.26% 20
South East -5 134 £461 +15.31% 8
South West -13 58 £425 +3.66% 7
Midlands -34 55 £425 - 2
North of England -46 50 £413 +0.61% 8
East of England +19 36 £463 +9.14% 5
West Midlands -23 35 £428 +0.59% 2
Yorkshire -11 23 £425 +2.66% 5
North West -40 22 £413 +3.00% 3
East Midlands +9 18 £420 -1.18%
North East +6 5 £351 -24.05%
South Coast - 1 - -
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 257 (40.79%) Test Strategy
2 214 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (32.38%) Test Automation
4 183 (29.05%) Finance
5 177 (28.10%) Test Management
6 155 (24.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 144 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 113 (17.94%) QA
9 90 (14.29%) JIRA
10 75 (11.90%) Banking
11 71 (11.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 70 (11.11%) ISEB
12 70 (11.11%) Defect Management
13 69 (10.95%) Waterfall
14 67 (10.63%) ISTQB
15 65 (10.32%) Oracle
16 60 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
17 57 (9.05%) SDLC
17 57 (9.05%) Security Cleared
18 56 (8.89%) Test Scripting
19 52 (8.25%) Microsoft
20 51 (8.10%) ERP
20 51 (8.10%) Test Planning
21 50 (7.94%) Functional Testing
21 50 (7.94%) Integration Testing
21 50 (7.94%) Windows
21 50 (7.94%) Migration
22 49 (7.78%) Java
22 49 (7.78%) Selenium
23 48 (7.62%) DevOps

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 19 (3.02%) Confluence
2 14 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.48%) CMS
3 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.16%) Apache
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.06%) Office 365
4 9 (1.43%) SaaS
5 5 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.48%) GitHub
6 3 (0.48%) Slack
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.32%) Apigee
7 2 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.16%) Taleo
8 1 (0.16%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.59%) SMS
2 4 (0.63%) Firewall
2 4 (0.63%) WAN
3 3 (0.48%) Internet
3 3 (0.48%) VPN
4 2 (0.32%) DWDM
4 2 (0.32%) LAN
4 2 (0.32%) MPLS
4 2 (0.32%) Skype
4 2 (0.32%) SNMP
4 2 (0.32%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.16%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.16%) DNS
5 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.95%) MySQL
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.79%) Big Data
4 4 (0.63%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.48%) QlikView
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.32%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (14.29%) JIRA
2 49 (7.78%) Selenium
3 25 (3.97%) Cucumber
4 20 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 14 (2.22%) Zephyr
7 13 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 12 (1.90%) HP UFT
8 12 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.43%) TestRail
9 9 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.11%) JUnit
10 7 (1.11%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.95%) Appium
11 6 (0.95%) JMeter
11 6 (0.95%) TestDirector
12 4 (0.63%) CA Release Automation
12 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 183 (29.05%) Finance
2 75 (11.90%) Banking
3 38 (6.03%) Retail
4 18 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.90%) Back Office
6 11 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.59%) Marketing
8 7 (1.11%) Legal
9 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.95%) Military
9 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.79%) Publishing
11 4 (0.63%) Billing
11 4 (0.63%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) International Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.54%) XML
2 15 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (0.95%) Gherkin
3 6 (0.95%) Middleware
3 6 (0.95%) Web Services
4 5 (0.79%) REST
5 4 (0.63%) SOAP
6 3 (0.48%) RESTful
7 2 (0.32%) .NET
7 2 (0.32%) CSS
7 2 (0.32%) HTML
7 2 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) Node.js
8 1 (0.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.75%) Derivative
5 8 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 6 (0.95%) EPoS
6 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 5 (0.79%) User Experience
7 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.63%) FMCG
9 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.94%) Windows
2 17 (2.70%) Unix
3 12 (1.90%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.27%) Linux
5 6 (0.95%) AIX
5 6 (0.95%) Solaris
6 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.48%) Android
7 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (40.79%) Test Strategy
2 214 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (32.38%) Test Automation
4 177 (28.10%) Test Management
5 155 (24.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 144 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (11.27%) Non-Functional Testing
8 70 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 69 (10.95%) Waterfall
10 60 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
11 57 (9.05%) SDLC
12 56 (8.89%) Test Scripting
13 51 (8.10%) ERP
13 51 (8.10%) Test Planning
14 50 (7.94%) Functional Testing
14 50 (7.94%) Integration Testing
14 50 (7.94%) Migration
15 48 (7.62%) DevOps
16 42 (6.67%) Performance Testing
17 41 (6.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.78%) Java
2 38 (6.03%) SQL
3 13 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.79%) Python
5 3 (0.48%) C
6 2 (0.32%) C#
6 2 (0.32%) C++
6 2 (0.32%) Java 8
6 2 (0.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.16%) AspectJ
7 1 (0.16%) Groovy
7 1 (0.16%) Jython
7 1 (0.16%) Perl
7 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.16%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 70 (11.11%) ISEB
2 67 (10.63%) ISTQB
3 57 (9.05%) Security Cleared
4 42 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.86%) Degree
6 17 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.63%) PMP
11 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.32%) CCNA
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (17.94%) QA
2 17 (2.70%) PMO
3 13 (2.06%) GDPR
4 5 (0.79%) MiFID
5 2 (0.32%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.54%) Docker
3 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.16%) IAG
Systems Management
1 26 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.49%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.95%) BladeLogic
3 6 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.79%) Ansible
4 5 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.32%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 65 (10.32%) Oracle
2 52 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.46%) SAP
4 44 (6.98%) HP
5 14 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.22%) webMethods
6 13 (2.06%) IBM
7 11 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.27%) Workday
9 7 (1.11%) ArcSight
10 6 (0.95%) Guidewire
10 6 (0.95%) McAfee
10 6 (0.95%) Palo Alto
10 6 (0.95%) Talend
11 5 (0.79%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.79%) JDA
11 5 (0.79%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.63%) Avaloq
12 4 (0.63%) hybris
12 4 (0.63%) Infor