Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 August 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 376 366
Rank change year-on-year -37 -10 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 157 262 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 162 155
London median daily rate £525 £485 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -0.51% +2.63%
10th Percentile £391 £368 £363
90th Percentile £675 £643 £658
England median daily rate £480 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.17% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £15.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.14% -
England median hourly rate £61.25 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +77.54% -1.43% -17.65%

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 37,047 43,018 40,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.67% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,501 31,041 29,057
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 623 503
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.48 £13.03 £12.52
90th Percentile £60.05 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 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
Central London +3 28 £550 +12.82% 2
West London +19 14 £465 - 3
South London +24 6 £450 +20.00%
East London +10 2 £488 -2.50% 2
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 83 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Test Strategy
3 62 (39.49%) Test Automation
4 48 (30.57%) Test Management
5 43 (27.39%) QA
6 37 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (22.29%) Finance
7 35 (22.29%) Scrum
8 28 (17.83%) ISTQB
8 28 (17.83%) BDD
9 25 (15.92%) JIRA
10 24 (15.29%) ERP
10 24 (15.29%) DevOps
11 21 (13.38%) Selenium
11 21 (13.38%) SAP
11 21 (13.38%) Regression Testing
12 20 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (12.74%) TDD
13 19 (12.10%) Azure
13 19 (12.10%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (11.46%) Waterfall
14 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting
15 17 (10.83%) Integration Testing
15 17 (10.83%) Software Testing
15 17 (10.83%) Migration
15 17 (10.83%) Project Management
16 16 (10.19%) System Integration Testing
16 16 (10.19%) Defect Management
17 15 (9.55%) Security Cleared
18 14 (8.92%) Business Intelligence

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 4 (2.55%) Confluence
2 2 (1.27%) CMS
2 2 (1.27%) SAS
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.27%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.10%) Azure
2 9 (5.73%) AWS
3 6 (3.82%) SaaS
4 5 (3.18%) BrowserStack
4 5 (3.18%) IaaS
4 5 (3.18%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.64%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.27%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) ISDN
3 1 (0.64%) NaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.27%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.27%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.64%) DBAmp
3 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.64%) Power BI
3 1 (0.64%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (15.92%) JIRA
2 21 (13.38%) Selenium
3 11 (7.01%) HP UFT
4 10 (6.37%) Cucumber
5 8 (5.10%) Gatling
6 7 (4.46%) JMeter
7 6 (3.82%) TestRail
8 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.18%) Zephyr
9 4 (2.55%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.27%) MSTest
11 2 (1.27%) NUnit
11 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.64%) Moq
12 1 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
12 1 (0.64%) Subversion
12 1 (0.64%) TestPartner
General
1 35 (22.29%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.10%) Marketing
5 7 (4.46%) Legal
6 6 (3.82%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.18%) Retail
8 3 (1.91%) Front Office
8 3 (1.91%) Local Government
8 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.27%) Electronics
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.64%) Law
10 1 (0.64%) Military
10 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.46%) Web Services
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
2 4 (2.55%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.91%) HTML
3 3 (1.91%) JSON
3 3 (1.91%) XML
4 2 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (0.64%) Ajax
5 1 (0.64%) CGI
5 1 (0.64%) CSS
5 1 (0.64%) Middleware
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.64%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.46%) FMCG
2 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.18%) Blog
3 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.55%) Equities
4 4 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.64%) PDA
7 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.91%) Windows
2 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Test Strategy
3 62 (39.49%) Test Automation
4 48 (30.57%) Test Management
5 37 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (22.29%) Scrum
7 28 (17.83%) BDD
8 24 (15.29%) DevOps
8 24 (15.29%) ERP
9 21 (13.38%) Regression Testing
10 20 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (12.74%) TDD
11 19 (12.10%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting
12 18 (11.46%) Waterfall
13 17 (10.83%) Integration Testing
13 17 (10.83%) Migration
13 17 (10.83%) Project Management
13 17 (10.83%) Software Testing
14 16 (10.19%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.37%) Java
2 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.55%) C#
3 4 (2.55%) SQL
4 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.64%) C
5 1 (0.64%) SOQL
5 1 (0.64%) SOSL
5 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) ISTQB
2 15 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.64%) ISEB
5 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.64%) Degree
6 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (27.39%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (13.38%) SAP
2 9 (5.73%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) HP
3 7 (4.46%) Pega
3 7 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.55%) Charles River
6 3 (1.91%) Capita
6 3 (1.91%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.91%) Marketo
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.64%) Cadence
8 1 (0.64%) Cognos
8 1 (0.64%) Google
8 1 (0.64%) Informatica
8 1 (0.64%) Pardot
8 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow