Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 353 404 352
Rank change year-on-year +51 -52 -110
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 649 524 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 338 390
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £350 £334 £325
90th Percentile £638 £600 £650
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
England median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 85,743 86,224 84,592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.83% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,326 57,822 55,708
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,555 2,521 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +62 283 £500 - 9
South East +64 152 £475 +5.56% 13
Midlands +13 67 £440 +3.53% 6
North of England -49 52 £413 +3.06% 13
South West -31 51 £425 +0.47% 7
East of England +28 43 £513 +13.89% 3
West Midlands -10 40 £450 +10.77% 2
East Midlands +11 25 £365 -16.57% 4
Yorkshire -12 24 £406 +15.74% 9
North West -36 19 £421 +0.30% 3
North East +2 9 £400 -13.51% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 253 (38.98%) Test Strategy
2 241 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (32.20%) Test Automation
4 204 (31.43%) Finance
5 196 (30.20%) Test Management
6 177 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 140 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 107 (16.49%) JIRA
9 99 (15.25%) Microsoft
10 96 (14.79%) Waterfall
11 95 (14.64%) QA
12 92 (14.18%) Defect Management
13 90 (13.87%) Non-Functional Testing
14 84 (12.94%) ISTQB
15 83 (12.79%) Test Scripting
16 76 (11.71%) Banking
17 73 (11.25%) ISEB
18 69 (10.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 68 (10.48%) SDLC
19 68 (10.48%) Integration Testing
19 68 (10.48%) Oracle
20 59 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
21 57 (8.78%) HP
22 54 (8.32%) Java
23 52 (8.01%) Software Testing
23 52 (8.01%) Security Cleared
24 51 (7.86%) Test Planning
25 50 (7.70%) DevOps
26 49 (7.55%) Migration
26 49 (7.55%) SAP

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 25 (3.85%) Confluence
2 17 (2.62%) WebLogic
3 12 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.39%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.24%) Office 365
3 19 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.16%) SaaS
5 10 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.46%) GitHub
7 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.31%) Slack
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.15%) Apigee
8 1 (0.15%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.39%) Skype
2 6 (0.92%) Firewall
3 5 (0.77%) Internet
3 5 (0.77%) MPLS
3 5 (0.77%) SNMP
3 5 (0.77%) WAN
4 4 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (0.62%) DWDM
5 3 (0.46%) SMS
5 3 (0.46%) VPN
6 2 (0.31%) ATM
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.31%) TACACS
7 1 (0.15%) 3G
7 1 (0.15%) 4G
7 1 (0.15%) Broadband
7 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
3 7 (1.08%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.92%) MySQL
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.31%) Power BI
7 2 (0.31%) QlikView
8 1 (0.15%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.15%) DB2
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 107 (16.49%) JIRA
2 38 (5.86%) Selenium
3 21 (3.24%) HP UFT
4 20 (3.08%) Cucumber
4 20 (3.08%) LoadRunner
5 15 (2.31%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 11 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.54%) TestRail
7 10 (1.54%) Zephyr
8 9 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.92%) TestPartner
10 5 (0.77%) JUnit
11 4 (0.62%) Appium
11 4 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.62%) JMeter
11 4 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.62%) Subversion
11 4 (0.62%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 204 (31.43%) Finance
2 76 (11.71%) Banking
3 31 (4.78%) Retail
4 16 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.54%) Back Office
6 10 (1.54%) Marketing
7 9 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.08%) Legal
9 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.62%) International Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Law
10 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Front Office
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.93%) XML
2 14 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (1.69%) Web Services
4 5 (0.77%) Gherkin
4 5 (0.77%) Middleware
5 2 (0.31%) .NET
5 2 (0.31%) CSS
5 2 (0.31%) HTML
5 2 (0.31%) RESTful
5 2 (0.31%) SOAP
6 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.15%) JSON
6 1 (0.15%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (0.15%) Node.js
6 1 (0.15%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 12 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.23%) Derivative
5 7 (1.08%) FMCG
5 7 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
7 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.62%) CCTV
8 4 (0.62%) EPoS
8 4 (0.62%) Equities
8 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.46%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.63%) Windows
2 24 (3.70%) Unix
3 16 (2.47%) Android
3 16 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.92%) Linux
6 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (38.98%) Test Strategy
2 241 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (32.20%) Test Automation
4 196 (30.20%) Test Management
5 177 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 140 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 96 (14.79%) Waterfall
8 92 (14.18%) Defect Management
9 90 (13.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 83 (12.79%) Test Scripting
11 69 (10.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 68 (10.48%) Integration Testing
12 68 (10.48%) SDLC
13 59 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
14 52 (8.01%) Software Testing
15 51 (7.86%) Test Planning
16 50 (7.70%) DevOps
17 49 (7.55%) Migration
18 48 (7.40%) ERP
18 48 (7.40%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.32%) Java
2 43 (6.63%) SQL
3 12 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.77%) Python
5 4 (0.62%) C++
6 3 (0.46%) C
7 2 (0.31%) C#
7 2 (0.31%) Java 8
7 2 (0.31%) Ruby
8 1 (0.15%) AspectJ
8 1 (0.15%) Erlang
8 1 (0.15%) Groovy
8 1 (0.15%) Jython
8 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (12.94%) ISTQB
2 73 (11.25%) ISEB
3 52 (8.01%) Security Cleared
4 46 (7.09%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.39%) Degree
6 19 (2.93%) ISEB Practitioner
7 18 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.39%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.62%) HNC
10 4 (0.62%) HND
11 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) CCNA
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.15%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (14.64%) QA
2 11 (1.69%) GDPR
3 7 (1.08%) PMO
4 3 (0.46%) SLA
5 2 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) PSD2
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.31%) Docker
4 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.15%) IAG
Systems Management
1 26 (4.01%) HP ALM
2 22 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.93%) SCCM
4 6 (0.92%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.77%) Ansible
5 5 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.31%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.15%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.48%) Oracle
3 57 (8.78%) HP
4 49 (7.55%) SAP
5 19 (2.93%) VMware
6 17 (2.62%) webMethods
7 16 (2.47%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.16%) Micro Focus
9 12 (1.85%) IBM
10 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.39%) Workday
12 7 (1.08%) BMC
13 6 (0.92%) Cisco
13 6 (0.92%) Talend
14 5 (0.77%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.77%) Remedy
15 4 (0.62%) Citrix
15 4 (0.62%) hybris
16 3 (0.46%) Calypso
16 3 (0.46%) ServiceNow