Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 343 264
Rank change year-on-year -50 -79 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 231 269 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 184 269
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £400 £358 £360
90th Percentile £689 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,494 39,222 41,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,420 27,936 29,570
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 565 642
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.57 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London -24 47 £563 +9.76% 3
South London -44 13 £475 +18.81%
West London -24 12 £515 +28.75% 1
East London -5 6 £545 -16.23%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 78 (33.77%) Test Strategy
2 66 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 65 (28.14%) Finance
4 64 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (24.68%) Banking
5 57 (24.68%) Test Management
6 53 (22.94%) Test Automation
7 40 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (16.02%) QA
9 28 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 27 (11.69%) JIRA
10 27 (11.69%) Migration
10 27 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
11 26 (11.26%) Functional Testing
11 26 (11.26%) Scenario Testing
12 25 (10.82%) HP
13 24 (10.39%) Test Planning
14 23 (9.96%) Defect Management
14 23 (9.96%) Microsoft
15 22 (9.52%) ISTQB
15 22 (9.52%) Waterfall
16 18 (7.79%) Project Management
16 18 (7.79%) SAP
16 18 (7.79%) Software Testing
16 18 (7.79%) Investment Banking
16 18 (7.79%) SDLC
17 17 (7.36%) Performance Testing
17 17 (7.36%) Regression Testing
18 16 (6.93%) Scrum
18 16 (6.93%) Integration Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (4.33%) Confluence
2 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) SAS
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.87%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.87%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.87%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.43%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.03%) Office 365
2 6 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.16%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.87%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) SMS
4 2 (0.87%) Internet
4 2 (0.87%) WebEx
5 1 (0.43%) DMZ
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) LTE
5 1 (0.43%) SSL
5 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.73%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.87%) DB2
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.43%) DataStage
4 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.43%) Power BI
4 1 (0.43%) QlikView
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (11.69%) JIRA
2 12 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.76%) Selenium
4 9 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.90%) Maven
4 9 (3.90%) Subversion
5 8 (3.46%) Ant
5 8 (3.46%) CruiseControl
5 8 (3.46%) Hudson
5 8 (3.46%) JMeter
6 6 (2.60%) Artifactory
6 6 (2.60%) Build Forge
6 6 (2.60%) TestRail
7 5 (2.16%) Zephyr
8 4 (1.73%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.30%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.30%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.87%) FindBugs
General
1 65 (28.14%) Finance
2 57 (24.68%) Banking
3 18 (7.79%) Investment Banking
4 14 (6.06%) Retail Banking
5 13 (5.63%) Retail
6 9 (3.90%) Publishing
7 8 (3.46%) Back Office
8 6 (2.60%) Front Office
9 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Military
11 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.03%) Web Services
2 4 (1.73%) XML
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.87%) SOAP
4 1 (0.43%) Behat
4 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.43%) Mason
4 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.43%) RESTful
4 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (2.60%) Fixed Income
2 5 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.73%) Equities
3 4 (1.73%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.73%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.87%) Derivative
5 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
5 2 (0.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) FMCG
6 1 (0.43%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.19%) Windows
2 4 (1.73%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.87%) Android
3 2 (0.87%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) AIX
4 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.43%) Solaris
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (33.77%) Test Strategy
2 66 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 64 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (24.68%) Test Management
5 53 (22.94%) Test Automation
6 40 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 27 (11.69%) Migration
8 27 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
9 26 (11.26%) Functional Testing
9 26 (11.26%) Scenario Testing
10 24 (10.39%) Test Planning
11 23 (9.96%) Defect Management
12 22 (9.52%) Waterfall
13 18 (7.79%) Project Management
13 18 (7.79%) SDLC
13 18 (7.79%) Software Testing
14 17 (7.36%) Performance Testing
14 17 (7.36%) Regression Testing
15 16 (6.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.49%) Java
2 13 (5.63%) Python
3 10 (4.33%) SQL
4 8 (3.46%) Jython
5 4 (1.73%) C#
5 4 (1.73%) Ruby
6 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.87%) Groovy
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.49%) ISEB
4 14 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.19%) Degree
6 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.02%) QA
2 9 (3.90%) PMO
3 5 (2.16%) MiFID
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.87%) EMIR
5 1 (0.43%) DO-254
5 1 (0.43%) IFRS
System Software
1 8 (3.46%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.43%) Nessus
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (10.82%) HP
2 23 (9.96%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.79%) SAP
4 14 (6.06%) Oracle
5 12 (5.19%) Concur
6 10 (4.33%) IBM
7 8 (3.46%) Green Hat
7 8 (3.46%) VMware
8 7 (3.03%) Citrix
8 7 (3.03%) Temenos
9 5 (2.16%) BT
9 5 (2.16%) Cisco
9 5 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.30%) Progress
12 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.87%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.87%) Charles River
12 2 (0.87%) hybris
12 2 (0.87%) Workday