Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 320 267
Rank change year-on-year -83 -53 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 236 256 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.65% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.69% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 165 264
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £366 £361
90th Percentile £683 £675 £638
England median daily rate £470 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 43,252 37,348 41,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,287 26,622 29,597
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 496 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.39%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -18 62 £550 +10.00% 6
South London -41 14 £375 -42.31% 2
West London -36 10 £505 +13.80% 2
East London -9 4 £500 -23.08%
North London +1 1 £425 -2.86% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 67 (28.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 65 (27.54%) Test Strategy
3 62 (26.27%) Test Automation
4 57 (24.15%) Finance
5 55 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (19.92%) Banking
7 46 (19.49%) Test Management
8 32 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (13.14%) Test Planning
9 31 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
10 29 (12.29%) SAP
11 28 (11.86%) QA
12 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
13 25 (10.59%) JIRA
13 25 (10.59%) SDLC
13 25 (10.59%) Functional Testing
14 24 (10.17%) Test Scripting
15 23 (9.75%) Performance Testing
15 23 (9.75%) Migration
16 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
17 21 (8.90%) Defect Management
18 20 (8.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 20 (8.47%) Waterfall
18 20 (8.47%) SC Cleared
19 19 (8.05%) ISTQB
20 18 (7.63%) Security Testing
20 18 (7.63%) Concur
21 17 (7.20%) Software Testing
21 17 (7.20%) HP
21 17 (7.20%) ISEB

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 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.69%) Confluence
3 3 (1.27%) Apache
3 3 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.42%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.85%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.42%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.24%) Office 365
2 8 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.12%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.69%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.54%) Firewall
2 5 (2.12%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.27%) WebEx
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) SMS
6 1 (0.42%) DMZ
6 1 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) LTE
6 1 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.42%) TETRA
6 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.69%) Big Data
3 3 (1.27%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.85%) Power BI
4 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.42%) DataStage
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (10.59%) JIRA
2 14 (5.93%) Selenium
3 8 (3.39%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.97%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.54%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.54%) JMeter
6 4 (1.69%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.69%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.27%) TestRail
8 2 (0.85%) Subversion
9 1 (0.42%) Ant
9 1 (0.42%) Build Forge
9 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.42%) Gatling
9 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.42%) Maven
9 1 (0.42%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (24.15%) Finance
2 47 (19.92%) Banking
3 15 (6.36%) Retail Banking
4 13 (5.51%) Retail
5 9 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.12%) Back Office
7 4 (1.69%) Front Office
7 4 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Military
9 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.24%) XML
2 8 (3.39%) SOAP
3 6 (2.54%) Web Services
4 5 (2.12%) XSD
5 3 (1.27%) .NET
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.85%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) Behat
7 1 (0.42%) JSON
7 1 (0.42%) Mason
7 1 (0.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.42%) React
7 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.97%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.54%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.69%) Derivative
3 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (1.27%) User Experience
4 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.85%) Fintech
5 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (0.85%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.85%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.78%) Windows
2 7 (2.97%) Linux
2 7 (2.97%) Unix
3 5 (2.12%) Android
4 4 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 65 (27.54%) Test Strategy
3 62 (26.27%) Test Automation
4 55 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (19.49%) Test Management
6 32 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
7 31 (13.14%) Test Planning
8 25 (10.59%) Functional Testing
8 25 (10.59%) SDLC
9 24 (10.17%) Test Scripting
10 23 (9.75%) Migration
10 23 (9.75%) Performance Testing
11 21 (8.90%) Defect Management
12 20 (8.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 20 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 18 (7.63%) Security Testing
14 17 (7.20%) Software Testing
15 16 (6.78%) Project Management
16 15 (6.36%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.78%) SQL
2 12 (5.08%) Java
3 5 (2.12%) Python
3 5 (2.12%) XPath
4 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.42%) C
5 1 (0.42%) C#
5 1 (0.42%) Go
5 1 (0.42%) Groovy
5 1 (0.42%) Jython
5 1 (0.42%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.05%) ISTQB
4 17 (7.20%) ISEB
5 7 (2.97%) Degree
6 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PMP
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.86%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.85%) EMIR
2 2 (0.85%) MiFID
2 2 (0.85%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PSD2
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.81%) HP ALM
1 9 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.12%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (2.12%) SCCM
3 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 29 (12.29%) SAP
2 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.63%) Concur
4 17 (7.20%) HP
5 12 (5.08%) Citrix
6 11 (4.66%) Oracle
7 10 (4.24%) Guidewire
8 5 (2.12%) BT
8 5 (2.12%) CA
8 5 (2.12%) Cisco
9 4 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.69%) Temenos
10 3 (1.27%) IBM
10 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.85%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.85%) Charles River
11 2 (0.85%) hybris
11 2 (0.85%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.85%) VMware