The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 238 228
Rank change year-on-year -70 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 117 194 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.91% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.95% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 122 151
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £326 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £624 £625
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
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 London

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
City of London -23 13 £450 -5.26% 8
Docklands, London +1 1 £750 +39.53%
Croydon -5 1 £375 -21.05%
Ealing - 1 £403 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 117 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 92 (37.25%) Finance
3 68 (27.53%) Banking
3 68 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 66 (26.72%) Test Management
5 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (19.43%) Test Automation
7 40 (16.19%) Test Scripting
7 40 (16.19%) QA
8 36 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (14.17%) JIRA
10 31 (12.55%) Defect Management
11 27 (10.93%) System Integration Testing
12 22 (8.91%) Migration
13 21 (8.50%) Oracle
13 21 (8.50%) Investment Banking
13 21 (8.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 20 (8.10%) Retail
15 19 (7.69%) SAP
15 19 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (7.69%) Regression Testing
16 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (7.29%) ISTQB
17 17 (6.88%) Software Testing
17 17 (6.88%) Security Cleared
17 17 (6.88%) ISEB
17 17 (6.88%) Financial Institution
17 17 (6.88%) Waterfall
18 15 (6.07%) BDD
18 15 (6.07%) Java

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 6 (2.43%) Confluence
2 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.62%) SAS
4 3 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
6 1 (0.40%) Moodle
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.81%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Summit
4 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Office 365
1 4 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Google Play
3 1 (0.40%) TestFlight
3 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) Internet
1 2 (0.81%) LAN
1 2 (0.81%) WAN
2 1 (0.40%) Firewall
2 1 (0.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.83%) Big Data
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.21%) GIS
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.81%) QlikView
7 2 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.40%) KDB
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.40%) Power BI
8 1 (0.40%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 35 (14.17%) JIRA
2 14 (5.67%) Selenium
3 12 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.83%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.83%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.83%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.43%) Maven
6 5 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.02%) FitNesse
6 5 (2.02%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.02%) JBehave
6 5 (2.02%) JUnit
6 5 (2.02%) Mockito
6 5 (2.02%) Moq
6 5 (2.02%) Robot Framework
6 5 (2.02%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.62%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (37.25%) Finance
2 68 (27.53%) Banking
3 21 (8.50%) Investment Banking
4 20 (8.10%) Retail
5 17 (6.88%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.83%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.02%) Front Office
7 5 (2.02%) Legal
8 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.21%) Back Office
9 3 (1.21%) Electronics
9 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.21%) Marketing
10 2 (0.81%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (2.43%) Web Services
3 5 (2.02%) Gherkin
3 5 (2.02%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.02%) RESTful
3 5 (2.02%) Spring
4 3 (1.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) CGI
5 1 (0.40%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) Java EE
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) Node.js
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.40%) PySpark
5 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (2.02%) Fixed Income
3 4 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.21%) Equities
4 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.81%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.81%) Fintech
5 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.67%) Windows
2 8 (3.24%) Linux
3 7 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.02%) Unix
5 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.81%) AIX
6 2 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 68 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 66 (26.72%) Test Management
4 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (19.43%) Test Automation
6 40 (16.19%) Test Scripting
7 36 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (12.55%) Defect Management
9 27 (10.93%) System Integration Testing
10 22 (8.91%) Migration
11 21 (8.50%) Non-Functional Testing
12 19 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (7.69%) Regression Testing
13 17 (6.88%) Software Testing
13 17 (6.88%) Waterfall
14 15 (6.07%) BDD
14 15 (6.07%) Integration Testing
15 14 (5.67%) Functional Testing
15 14 (5.67%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.07%) Java
2 12 (4.86%) SQL
3 7 (2.83%) C#
4 5 (2.02%) Python
5 3 (1.21%) C
6 2 (0.81%) C++
6 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) VBA
7 1 (0.40%) Groovy
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (7.29%) ISTQB
2 17 (6.88%) ISEB
2 17 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.45%) Degree
4 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) MBA
7 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.19%) QA
2 14 (5.67%) MiFID
3 4 (1.62%) IFRS
3 4 (1.62%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.62%) SEPA
4 3 (1.21%) EMIR
4 3 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.40%) FINREP
5 1 (0.40%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) Docker
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) Control-M
2 2 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.81%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (8.50%) Oracle
2 19 (7.69%) SAP
3 13 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.05%) HP
5 5 (2.02%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.02%) Informatica
5 5 (2.02%) Workday
6 4 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.21%) BMC
7 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.81%) Adobe
8 2 (0.81%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.81%) IBM
8 2 (0.81%) Murex
8 2 (0.81%) PayPal
9 1 (0.40%) Elavon
9 1 (0.40%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.40%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.40%) Ingenico
9 1 (0.40%) WorldPay
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