The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 266 233
Rank change year-on-year -39 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 322 458 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.97% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 296 317
Median daily rate £425 £445 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +4.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -51 124 £475 - 10
South East +48 84 £400 -3.03% 7
South West +10 26 £419 -6.94% 1
North West +12 25 £400 - 10
Yorkshire +20 20 £475 +18.75% 3
West Midlands +17 17 £450 +7.14%
East Midlands -24 13 £500 +5.82% 1
East of England -26 7 £280 -41.05% 3
North East +42 2 £400 +14.28%
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 287 (42.84%) Test Strategy
2 206 (30.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 193 (28.81%) Test Management
4 192 (28.66%) Finance
5 187 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (22.54%) Test Automation
7 105 (15.67%) Banking
8 102 (15.22%) QA
9 99 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (14.48%) Test Scripting
11 96 (14.33%) ISEB
12 91 (13.58%) ISTQB
12 91 (13.58%) JIRA
13 81 (12.09%) Defect Management
14 75 (11.19%) Oracle
15 71 (10.60%) Waterfall
16 69 (10.30%) System Integration Testing
17 64 (9.55%) Security Cleared
18 63 (9.40%) Software Testing
19 62 (9.25%) Migration
20 61 (9.10%) Retail
21 60 (8.96%) SAP
22 56 (8.36%) Regression Testing
23 54 (8.06%) Test Planning
24 52 (7.76%) Mentoring
24 52 (7.76%) Functional Testing
24 52 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
25 49 (7.31%) Scrum
26 48 (7.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
27 46 (6.87%) Selenium

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 26 (3.88%) Confluence
2 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.60%) SAS
5 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.30%) JBoss
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) Drupal
7 1 (0.15%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.15%) Moodle
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.60%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.45%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.30%) Maximo
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
9 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.84%) SaaS
2 6 (0.90%) Taleo
3 5 (0.75%) Office 365
3 5 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.45%) GitHub
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) Google Play
6 1 (0.15%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.75%) Firewall
1 5 (0.75%) Internet
2 4 (0.60%) LAN
2 4 (0.60%) WAN
3 3 (0.45%) SMS
3 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) 4G
4 2 (0.30%) ATM
4 2 (0.30%) MPLS
5 1 (0.15%) 3G
5 1 (0.15%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.15%) ISDN
5 1 (0.15%) MVNO
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 9 (1.34%) Big Data
5 9 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.45%) GIS
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.30%) DB2
8 2 (0.30%) QlikView
8 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.15%) Power BI
9 1 (0.15%) SAS EBI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 91 (13.58%) JIRA
2 46 (6.87%) Selenium
3 21 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 20 (2.99%) HP UFT
5 19 (2.84%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.69%) LoadRunner
7 13 (1.94%) MSI
8 10 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.49%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.34%) Git (software)
10 8 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.04%) JBehave
11 7 (1.04%) Maven
11 7 (1.04%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.90%) FitNesse
12 6 (0.90%) Mockito
12 6 (0.90%) Moq
12 6 (0.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 192 (28.66%) Finance
2 105 (15.67%) Banking
3 61 (9.10%) Retail
4 27 (4.03%) Retail Banking
5 26 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.04%) Advertising
9 7 (1.04%) Electronics
9 7 (1.04%) Marketing
9 7 (1.04%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.90%) Billing
10 6 (0.90%) Front Office
11 5 (0.75%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.75%) Legal
12 4 (0.60%) Back Office
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (1.19%) .NET
3 8 (1.19%) Gherkin
3 8 (1.19%) Web Services
4 7 (1.04%) RESTful
5 6 (0.90%) Hibernate
5 6 (0.90%) Spring
6 4 (0.60%) Middleware
7 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.45%) CSS
7 3 (0.45%) HTML
7 3 (0.45%) Java EE
7 3 (0.45%) XML
8 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.30%) Node.js
8 2 (0.30%) SOAP
8 2 (0.30%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.15%) COM
9 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.39%) Mobile App
3 13 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.75%) CMDB
8 5 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.75%) NHS
8 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.60%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.45%) AS400
10 3 (0.45%) Equities
10 3 (0.45%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.30%) EFT
11 2 (0.30%) EFTPOS
11 2 (0.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.27%) Windows
2 14 (2.09%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.79%) Linux
4 11 (1.64%) Unix
4 11 (1.64%) Windows Vista
5 9 (1.34%) Android
5 9 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.04%) AIX
6 7 (1.04%) Solaris
7 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) HPUX
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (42.84%) Test Strategy
2 206 (30.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 193 (28.81%) Test Management
4 187 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (22.54%) Test Automation
6 99 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (14.48%) Test Scripting
8 81 (12.09%) Defect Management
9 71 (10.60%) Waterfall
10 69 (10.30%) System Integration Testing
11 63 (9.40%) Software Testing
12 62 (9.25%) Migration
13 56 (8.36%) Regression Testing
14 54 (8.06%) Test Planning
15 52 (7.76%) Functional Testing
15 52 (7.76%) Mentoring
15 52 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
16 49 (7.31%) Scrum
17 48 (7.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 45 (6.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.33%) SQL
2 26 (3.88%) Java
3 12 (1.79%) C#
4 10 (1.49%) C
5 6 (0.90%) Python
6 5 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.75%) Ruby
7 4 (0.60%) PHP
8 3 (0.45%) C++
8 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.45%) VB
9 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.15%) COBOL
10 1 (0.15%) Groovy
10 1 (0.15%) Scala
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
10 1 (0.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 96 (14.33%) ISEB
2 91 (13.58%) ISTQB
3 64 (9.55%) Security Cleared
4 36 (5.37%) Degree
5 34 (5.07%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.30%) CCNA
13 2 (0.30%) MBA
13 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (15.22%) QA
2 12 (1.79%) MiFID
3 10 (1.49%) PMO
4 7 (1.04%) IFRS
5 5 (0.75%) IFRS 9
5 5 (0.75%) SLA
6 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.60%) SEPA
7 3 (0.45%) EMIR
7 3 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.30%) FATCA
8 2 (0.30%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.15%) FINREP
9 1 (0.15%) GDPR
9 1 (0.15%) IAS 39
System Software
1 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.64%) SCCM
3 9 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.45%) Control-M
4 3 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.45%) Netcool
5 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.15%) OpenView
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (11.19%) Oracle
2 60 (8.96%) SAP
3 45 (6.72%) HP
4 30 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 16 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.34%) Informatica
8 6 (0.90%) Workday
9 5 (0.75%) IBM
9 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (0.75%) Remedy
10 4 (0.60%) Saba
10 4 (0.60%) webMethods
11 3 (0.45%) BMC
11 3 (0.45%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.45%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.30%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.30%) Google
12 2 (0.30%) Pega
12 2 (0.30%) VeriFone
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago