The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / London
Rank 276 239 249
Rank change year-on-year -37 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 130 213 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.96% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.01% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 138 118
Median daily rate £525 £460 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
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 £27.50 - £60.00

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 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -1 20 £575 +21.05% 8
Bromley +15 5 £650 +44.44%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £365 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 116 (44.62%) Test Strategy
2 104 (40.00%) Finance
3 80 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 68 (26.15%) Test Management
5 66 (25.38%) Banking
6 48 (18.46%) QA
7 46 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
9 37 (14.23%) Test Scripting
10 35 (13.46%) JIRA
11 29 (11.15%) Selenium
12 27 (10.38%) Retail
12 27 (10.38%) Oracle
13 26 (10.00%) Test Automation
14 25 (9.62%) ISTQB
14 25 (9.62%) Integration Testing
15 24 (9.23%) Java
15 24 (9.23%) Defect Management
16 23 (8.85%) Non-Functional Testing
16 23 (8.85%) Regression Testing
17 22 (8.46%) Migration
17 22 (8.46%) ISEB
18 20 (7.69%) Automation Testing
19 19 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
20 18 (6.92%) Software Testing
20 18 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (6.92%) SQL
20 18 (6.92%) BDD
20 18 (6.92%) Functional Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (3.08%) Confluence
2 7 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.92%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.15%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Moodle
7 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.38%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.92%) MS Office
3 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.54%) SAP WM
3 3 (1.15%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.38%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.38%) Google Play
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) BGP
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) HSRP
2 1 (0.38%) MPLS
2 1 (0.38%) Network Security
2 1 (0.38%) OSPF
2 1 (0.38%) PPP
2 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.31%) Big Data
2 6 (2.31%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.15%) GIS
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.77%) DataStage
4 2 (0.77%) OLAP
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) KDB
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.38%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 35 (13.46%) JIRA
2 29 (11.15%) Selenium
3 15 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.77%) WebDriver
4 12 (4.62%) HP UFT
4 12 (4.62%) JUnit
5 11 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.46%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.46%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.46%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.08%) FitNesse
7 8 (3.08%) JBehave
7 8 (3.08%) Maven
8 7 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.69%) Mockito
8 7 (2.69%) Moq
8 7 (2.69%) Robot Framework
8 7 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.54%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 104 (40.00%) Finance
2 66 (25.38%) Banking
3 27 (10.38%) Retail
4 12 (4.62%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.54%) Advertising
9 3 (1.15%) Back Office
9 3 (1.15%) Front Office
9 3 (1.15%) Local Government
9 3 (1.15%) Marketing
10 2 (0.77%) Electronics
10 2 (0.77%) Legal
10 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.08%) Gherkin
2 7 (2.69%) Hibernate
2 7 (2.69%) RESTful
2 7 (2.69%) Spring
2 7 (2.69%) Web Services
3 4 (1.54%) Java EE
4 3 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.15%) J2EE
5 2 (0.77%) .NET
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.77%) XML
6 1 (0.38%) FpML
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) Middleware
6 1 (0.38%) Node.js
6 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) RESTEasy
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (2.69%) Fixed Income
3 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.92%) Equities
5 4 (1.54%) Derivative
6 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.15%) LIMS
7 2 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.38%) EFT
8 1 (0.38%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.38%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.85%) Windows
2 7 (2.69%) Unix
3 5 (1.92%) Linux
3 5 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.62%) Test Strategy
2 80 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (26.15%) Test Management
3 68 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 37 (14.23%) Test Scripting
7 26 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 25 (9.62%) Integration Testing
9 24 (9.23%) Defect Management
10 23 (8.85%) Non-Functional Testing
10 23 (8.85%) Regression Testing
11 22 (8.46%) Migration
12 20 (7.69%) Automation Testing
13 18 (6.92%) BDD
13 18 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.92%) Functional Testing
13 18 (6.92%) Software Testing
14 17 (6.54%) ERP
14 17 (6.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.23%) Java
2 18 (6.92%) SQL
3 6 (2.31%) C#
4 5 (1.92%) Python
5 2 (0.77%) C
5 2 (0.77%) C++
5 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.38%) Groovy
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
6 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (9.62%) ISTQB
2 22 (8.46%) ISEB
3 14 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.46%) Degree
5 8 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CISM
8 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) MBA
8 2 (0.77%) PMP
8 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) CISA
9 1 (0.38%) CISSP
9 1 (0.38%) CRISC
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.46%) QA
2 6 (2.31%) MiFID
3 5 (1.92%) EMIR
4 4 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.54%) IFRS
4 4 (1.54%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) FINREP
6 1 (0.38%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.38%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.15%) Control-M
3 2 (0.77%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (10.38%) Oracle
2 11 (4.23%) SAP
3 10 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.69%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.69%) HP
4 7 (2.69%) Informatica
5 4 (1.54%) GoldenSource
6 3 (1.15%) Workday
7 2 (0.77%) BMC
7 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.38%) ATG
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco
8 1 (0.38%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.38%) FIS
8 1 (0.38%) Google
8 1 (0.38%) Murex
8 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Progress
8 1 (0.38%) Sage
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