Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 376 374 310
Rank change year-on-year -2 -64 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 257 251 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.59% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 153 234
London median daily rate £485 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £363 £363 £333
90th Percentile £644 £673 £638
England median daily rate £450 £449 £430
% change year-on-year +0.17% +4.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% +32.81%

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 43,131 40,620 43,156
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.05% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,153 28,982 31,050
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £286
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 503 483
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -4.26%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.71
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -4 52 £500 -9.09% 8
South London -35 13 £375 -11.76%
West London -20 11 £458 +14.02% 2
North London +5 3 £425 +6.25%
East London -21 1 £500 -16.67%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 93 (36.19%) Test Automation
2 87 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (33.07%) Test Strategy
4 60 (23.35%) Test Management
5 59 (22.96%) Finance
6 57 (22.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 56 (21.79%) Banking
8 54 (21.01%) QA
9 51 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (15.95%) JIRA
11 37 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
12 34 (13.23%) Waterfall
13 33 (12.84%) DevOps
14 32 (12.45%) Selenium
15 29 (11.28%) Performance Testing
16 26 (10.12%) Test Planning
17 25 (9.73%) SAP
17 25 (9.73%) Test Scripting
18 24 (9.34%) Functional Testing
18 24 (9.34%) Defect Management
19 22 (8.56%) SDLC
19 22 (8.56%) Non-Functional Testing
19 22 (8.56%) ISTQB
20 20 (7.78%) Software Testing
20 20 (7.78%) SQL
20 20 (7.78%) Microsoft
20 20 (7.78%) Migration
21 19 (7.39%) HP
21 19 (7.39%) ISEB
21 19 (7.39%) 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 10 (3.89%) Confluence
2 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.78%) Apache
3 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.78%) IIS
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.17%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.39%) HFM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.67%) Office 365
3 11 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.95%) Tricentis Tosca
5 3 (1.17%) GitHub
5 3 (1.17%) SaaS
5 3 (1.17%) Slack
5 3 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.78%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.11%) SMS
2 6 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (0.78%) Internet
3 2 (0.78%) Skype
3 2 (0.78%) WebEx
4 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.95%) Big Data
2 5 (1.95%) MySQL
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.78%) Power BI
4 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.78%) QlikView
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (15.95%) JIRA
2 32 (12.45%) Selenium
3 15 (5.84%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.28%) SoapUI
6 7 (2.72%) HP UFT
6 7 (2.72%) Zephyr
7 6 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.95%) JMeter
9 4 (1.56%) Appium
9 4 (1.56%) JUnit
9 4 (1.56%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.17%) GitLab
11 2 (0.78%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.78%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.78%) TestRail
11 2 (0.78%) The Grinder
11 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (22.96%) Finance
2 56 (21.79%) Banking
3 14 (5.45%) Retail
3 14 (5.45%) Retail Banking
4 12 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.56%) Legal
5 4 (1.56%) Private Banking
5 4 (1.56%) Publishing
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.11%) XML
2 6 (2.33%) SOAP
3 5 (1.95%) Gherkin
3 5 (1.95%) Middleware
3 5 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.95%) XSD
4 4 (1.56%) REST
5 3 (1.17%) .NET
6 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.39%) EDI
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) React
7 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.95%) Derivative
3 5 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.56%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.17%) User Experience
6 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.78%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.39%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.45%) Windows
2 6 (2.33%) Linux
2 6 (2.33%) Unix
3 4 (1.56%) Android
4 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.39%) VMS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (36.19%) Test Automation
2 87 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (33.07%) Test Strategy
4 60 (23.35%) Test Management
5 57 (22.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
8 34 (13.23%) Waterfall
9 33 (12.84%) DevOps
10 29 (11.28%) Performance Testing
11 26 (10.12%) Test Planning
12 25 (9.73%) Test Scripting
13 24 (9.34%) Defect Management
13 24 (9.34%) Functional Testing
14 22 (8.56%) Non-Functional Testing
14 22 (8.56%) SDLC
15 20 (7.78%) Migration
15 20 (7.78%) Software Testing
16 19 (7.39%) TDD
17 17 (6.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.78%) SQL
2 19 (7.39%) Java
3 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.95%) XPath
4 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.39%) C#
5 1 (0.39%) Go
5 1 (0.39%) Java 8
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 22 (8.56%) ISTQB
2 19 (7.39%) ISEB
2 19 (7.39%) SC Cleared
2 19 (7.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (1.95%) Degree
4 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.78%) PMP
5 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (21.01%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) GDPR
3 5 (1.95%) PMO
4 4 (1.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.78%) PSD2
6 1 (0.39%) GCP
6 1 (0.39%) GxP
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.45%) Docker
2 9 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.72%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.33%) SCCM
4 5 (1.95%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.56%) Puppet
6 3 (1.17%) Ansible
6 3 (1.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (9.73%) SAP
2 20 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.39%) HP
4 16 (6.23%) Oracle
5 10 (3.89%) Guidewire
6 8 (3.11%) Concur
7 6 (2.33%) Citrix
8 5 (1.95%) CA
8 5 (1.95%) Talend
9 4 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.56%) Avaloq
9 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.17%) Tableau
10 3 (1.17%) Temenos
11 2 (0.78%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.78%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.78%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.78%) New Relic
11 2 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow