Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 421 347
Rank change year-on-year +70 -74 -96
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 307 236 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 145 199
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £356
90th Percentile £659 £663 £675
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +71.43% -17.65% -2.30%

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 44,500 44,753 42,175
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.94% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,174 32,506 29,963
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 549 570
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +6.60% +1.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 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 -1 54 £500 - 5
West London +13 18 £468 -9.22% 2
South London -30 10 £488 +8.33% 1
North London - 3 £525 -
East London -30 1 £500 -23.08%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 122 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (38.11%) Test Strategy
3 116 (37.79%) Test Automation
4 108 (35.18%) Finance
5 87 (28.34%) Test Management
6 81 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 69 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (20.85%) Banking
9 54 (17.59%) QA
10 53 (17.26%) JIRA
11 45 (14.66%) ISTQB
11 45 (14.66%) Waterfall
12 39 (12.70%) System Integration Testing
13 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
14 37 (12.05%) Non-Functional Testing
15 36 (11.73%) SDLC
15 36 (11.73%) Defect Management
16 34 (11.07%) ISEB
17 33 (10.75%) HP
18 32 (10.42%) Selenium
19 31 (10.10%) DevOps
20 30 (9.77%) Security Cleared
20 30 (9.77%) ERP
21 27 (8.79%) Performance Testing
22 26 (8.47%) SC Cleared
22 26 (8.47%) Test Scripting
22 26 (8.47%) Migration
22 26 (8.47%) Java
23 25 (8.14%) Oracle
23 25 (8.14%) Software 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 11 (3.58%) Confluence
2 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) CMS
4 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.33%) HFM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.89%) Office 365
2 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.30%) GitHub
4 4 (1.30%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.98%) Slack
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.28%) SMS
2 5 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (0.65%) DNS
3 2 (0.65%) Skype
3 2 (0.65%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) Broadband
4 1 (0.33%) LAN
4 1 (0.33%) MPLS
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.95%) MySQL
3 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.98%) QlikView
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.65%) Big Data
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (17.26%) JIRA
2 32 (10.42%) Selenium
3 17 (5.54%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.58%) TestRail
6 9 (2.93%) LoadRunner
7 8 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.28%) JUnit
9 6 (1.95%) Appium
9 6 (1.95%) Zephyr
10 5 (1.63%) HP UFT
10 5 (1.63%) JMeter
11 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.30%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.98%) Maven
12 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.65%) The Grinder
13 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (35.18%) Finance
2 64 (20.85%) Banking
3 16 (5.21%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.26%) Back Office
4 10 (3.26%) Retail
5 5 (1.63%) Legal
5 5 (1.63%) Publishing
6 4 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.30%) Private Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Front Office
7 3 (0.98%) International Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.63%) Middleware
3 4 (1.30%) Gherkin
4 3 (0.98%) RESTful
5 2 (0.65%) Web Services
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
6 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.33%) CSS
6 1 (0.33%) EDI
6 1 (0.33%) HTML
6 1 (0.33%) JSON
6 1 (0.33%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (0.33%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) Sass
6 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.93%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.61%) Derivative
4 7 (2.28%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.30%) Equities
7 4 (1.30%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.65%) FMCG
9 2 (0.65%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) PMI
10 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.54%) Windows
2 8 (2.61%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.30%) Unix
4 3 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (38.11%) Test Strategy
3 116 (37.79%) Test Automation
4 87 (28.34%) Test Management
5 81 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (14.66%) Waterfall
8 39 (12.70%) System Integration Testing
9 37 (12.05%) Non-Functional Testing
10 36 (11.73%) Defect Management
10 36 (11.73%) SDLC
11 31 (10.10%) DevOps
12 30 (9.77%) ERP
13 27 (8.79%) Performance Testing
14 26 (8.47%) Migration
14 26 (8.47%) Test Scripting
15 25 (8.14%) Software Testing
16 23 (7.49%) Integration Testing
17 22 (7.17%) TDD
18 21 (6.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.47%) Java
2 16 (5.21%) SQL
3 12 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.30%) C++
4 4 (1.30%) Python
5 2 (0.65%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) AspectJ
6 1 (0.33%) Groovy
6 1 (0.33%) Java 8
6 1 (0.33%) Jython
6 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (14.66%) ISTQB
2 34 (11.07%) ISEB
3 30 (9.77%) Security Cleared
4 26 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.21%) Degree
6 9 (2.93%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.28%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (17.59%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) GDPR
2 4 (1.30%) PMO
3 3 (0.98%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.33%) EMIR
4 1 (0.33%) GxP
4 1 (0.33%) IFRS
4 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 14 (4.56%) Docker
2 8 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.33%) IAG
Systems Management
1 16 (5.21%) HP ALM
1 16 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.63%) Ansible
3 4 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.33%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.33%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.75%) HP
3 25 (8.14%) Oracle
4 23 (7.49%) SAP
5 6 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.63%) Talend
6 5 (1.63%) Workday
7 4 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.98%) Avaloq
8 3 (0.98%) Calypso
8 3 (0.98%) Charles River
8 3 (0.98%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.65%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.65%) BMC
9 2 (0.65%) Infor
9 2 (0.65%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.65%) New Relic
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau
9 2 (0.65%) Yardi