The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK / England
Rank 264 238 240
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 363 492 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.01% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.06% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 314 286
Median daily rate £450 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00
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 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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -33 133 £525 +14.13% 28
South East +42 106 £425 +6.25% 14
South West +13 40 £450 +7.78% 3
West Midlands +20 32 £400 - 3
East of England +1 19 £519 +22.05%
East Midlands -24 11 £388 -6.06%
Yorkshire -5 10 £509 +19.70% 5
North West -22 10 £340 -20.00% 4
North East -17 1 - -
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 272 (41.53%) Test Strategy
2 211 (32.21%) Finance
3 202 (30.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 201 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (26.87%) Test Management
6 115 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (16.49%) Banking
7 108 (16.49%) Test Scripting
8 100 (15.27%) QA
9 84 (12.82%) Defect Management
10 81 (12.37%) ISEB
11 79 (12.06%) JIRA
12 76 (11.60%) ISTQB
13 66 (10.08%) Selenium
14 65 (9.92%) Oracle
14 65 (9.92%) System Integration Testing
15 64 (9.77%) Retail
15 64 (9.77%) Migration
15 64 (9.77%) Test Automation
16 61 (9.31%) Software Testing
17 57 (8.70%) Security Cleared
17 57 (8.70%) Waterfall
17 57 (8.70%) Test Planning
18 54 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
19 52 (7.94%) Scrum
20 51 (7.79%) Performance Testing
21 50 (7.63%) Functional Testing
22 49 (7.48%) Integration Testing
23 48 (7.33%) Project Management
23 48 (7.33%) Mentoring

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 23 (3.51%) Confluence
2 8 (1.22%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.76%) CMS
5 4 (0.61%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.46%) SAS
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.31%) CICS
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.15%) Moodle
8 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.15%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 27 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.98%) MS Office
3 7 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.92%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.61%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.15%) Magento
10 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) GitHub
3 3 (0.46%) Taleo
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Play
5 1 (0.15%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.53%) Internet
2 5 (0.76%) ATM
3 4 (0.61%) Firewall
3 4 (0.61%) MPLS
4 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.31%) BGP
5 2 (0.31%) HSRP
5 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 2 (0.31%) OSPF
5 2 (0.31%) PPP
5 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.31%) WAN
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) ISDN
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) VoIP
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.07%) Big Data
5 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.46%) GIS
8 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.31%) DataStage
8 2 (0.31%) OLAP
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.15%) Power BI
9 1 (0.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.15%) SAS EBI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 79 (12.06%) JIRA
2 66 (10.08%) Selenium
3 31 (4.73%) HP UFT
4 25 (3.82%) Jenkins
5 24 (3.66%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.36%) LoadRunner
7 19 (2.90%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.98%) JUnit
9 12 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 12 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.68%) Git (software)
11 10 (1.53%) JBehave
11 10 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.53%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.37%) FitNesse
12 9 (1.37%) Maven
12 9 (1.37%) MSI
13 8 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.22%) Mockito
13 8 (1.22%) Moq
General
1 211 (32.21%) Finance
2 108 (16.49%) Banking
3 64 (9.77%) Retail
4 35 (5.34%) Retail Banking
5 18 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.22%) Advertising
7 8 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.76%) Billing
8 5 (0.76%) Legal
8 5 (0.76%) Marketing
9 4 (0.61%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Front Office
10 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.46%) Law
10 3 (0.46%) Local Government
10 3 (0.46%) Military
10 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.83%) Web Services
2 11 (1.68%) Gherkin
3 9 (1.37%) .NET
3 9 (1.37%) RESTful
4 8 (1.22%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.22%) Spring
5 7 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (1.07%) XML
6 6 (0.92%) Java EE
7 5 (0.76%) SOAP
8 4 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.46%) CSS
9 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.46%) HTML
9 3 (0.46%) J2EE
10 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.31%) JSON
10 2 (0.31%) Middleware
10 2 (0.31%) Node.js
10 2 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (2.75%) Mobile App
2 14 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.07%) Fixed Income
6 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.76%) Equities
6 5 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.61%) Derivative
7 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.46%) AS400
8 3 (0.46%) LIMS
8 3 (0.46%) NHS
8 3 (0.46%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.46%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.31%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.18%) Windows
2 18 (2.75%) Unix
3 14 (2.14%) Linux
4 12 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.53%) Android
6 8 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.61%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Solaris
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.31%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (41.53%) Test Strategy
2 202 (30.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 201 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (26.87%) Test Management
5 115 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 108 (16.49%) Test Scripting
7 84 (12.82%) Defect Management
8 65 (9.92%) System Integration Testing
9 64 (9.77%) Migration
9 64 (9.77%) Test Automation
10 61 (9.31%) Software Testing
11 57 (8.70%) Test Planning
11 57 (8.70%) Waterfall
12 54 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 52 (7.94%) Scrum
14 51 (7.79%) Performance Testing
15 50 (7.63%) Functional Testing
16 49 (7.48%) Integration Testing
17 48 (7.33%) Mentoring
17 48 (7.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.41%) SQL
2 40 (6.11%) Java
3 11 (1.68%) C#
4 10 (1.53%) C
5 7 (1.07%) Python
5 7 (1.07%) Ruby
6 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.46%) C++
7 3 (0.46%) PHP
7 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.31%) VB
8 2 (0.31%) VBA
9 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.15%) Groovy
9 1 (0.15%) Perl
9 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (12.37%) ISEB
2 76 (11.60%) ISTQB
3 57 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.73%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.51%) Degree
6 13 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CISM
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) MBA
10 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) CISA
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (15.27%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) IFRS
2 6 (0.92%) MiFID
3 5 (0.76%) EMIR
3 5 (0.76%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.61%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.31%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.15%) FINREP
7 1 (0.15%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.15%) SEPA
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.92%) SCCM
4 3 (0.46%) Control-M
4 3 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.31%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.15%) OpenView
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (9.92%) Oracle
2 39 (5.95%) HP
3 30 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.43%) SAP
5 9 (1.37%) Informatica
6 8 (1.22%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.07%) webMethods
8 6 (0.92%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.76%) Guidewire
9 5 (0.76%) Workday
10 4 (0.61%) GoldenSource
10 4 (0.61%) IBM
11 3 (0.46%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.46%) hybris
11 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.46%) Reuters
11 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.46%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.31%) FIS
12 2 (0.31%) Ingenico
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