Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 391 347
Rank change year-on-year +32 -44 -111
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 292 234 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 153 210
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £388 £362 £325
90th Percentile £659 £663 £675
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -2.02%
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 43,329 42,794 42,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,317 30,865 30,288
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 515 551
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.00% +1.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +24 63 £500 +2.56% 8
West London +5 16 £468 +10.00%
South London -30 8 £500 +14.29% 1
North London +1 3 £525 +31.25% 1
East London -21 1 £500 -25.93% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 110 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.99%) Test Automation
2 108 (36.99%) Test Strategy
3 94 (32.19%) Finance
4 79 (27.05%) Test Management
5 70 (23.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 64 (21.92%) QA
7 61 (20.89%) Banking
8 57 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 53 (18.15%) JIRA
10 36 (12.33%) Waterfall
11 35 (11.99%) DevOps
11 35 (11.99%) System Integration Testing
12 34 (11.64%) ISTQB
13 33 (11.30%) Selenium
14 28 (9.59%) HP
14 28 (9.59%) SDLC
14 28 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
15 27 (9.25%) Java
16 26 (8.90%) ISEB
16 26 (8.90%) Migration
16 26 (8.90%) Defect Management
17 25 (8.56%) BDD
17 25 (8.56%) Microsoft
17 25 (8.56%) Integration Testing
17 25 (8.56%) Software Testing
17 25 (8.56%) TDD
18 23 (7.88%) Performance Testing
19 22 (7.53%) ERP
20 20 (6.85%) Cucumber

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 (3.77%) Confluence
2 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.68%) CMS
3 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.34%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.34%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Office 365
2 12 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.03%) GitHub
4 3 (1.03%) Slack
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.68%) PaaS
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.74%) SMS
2 4 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) Skype
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.34%) WAN
4 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.05%) MySQL
3 4 (1.37%) Big Data
4 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.03%) QlikView
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (18.15%) JIRA
2 33 (11.30%) Selenium
3 20 (6.85%) Cucumber
4 15 (5.14%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.08%) LoadRunner
5 9 (3.08%) SoapUI
5 9 (3.08%) TestRail
6 7 (2.40%) JUnit
7 6 (2.05%) Appium
7 6 (2.05%) TestDirector
7 6 (2.05%) Zephyr
8 5 (1.71%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.71%) JMeter
8 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.03%) GitLab
10 3 (1.03%) Maven
10 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.68%) Jasmine
General
1 94 (32.19%) Finance
2 61 (20.89%) Banking
3 18 (6.16%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.11%) Retail
5 11 (3.77%) Back Office
6 8 (2.74%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Legal
7 5 (1.71%) Publishing
8 4 (1.37%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.03%) Front Office
9 3 (1.03%) Marketing
10 2 (0.68%) International Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.71%) Gherkin
2 5 (1.71%) Middleware
3 4 (1.37%) REST
4 3 (1.03%) RESTful
5 2 (0.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) EDI
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) JSON
6 1 (0.34%) Sass
6 1 (0.34%) SOAP
6 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.77%) Derivative
3 8 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.71%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.37%) User Experience
7 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Equities
8 2 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.48%) Windows
2 8 (2.74%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.03%) Unix
4 2 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.99%) Test Automation
2 108 (36.99%) Test Strategy
3 79 (27.05%) Test Management
4 70 (23.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 57 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (12.33%) Waterfall
7 35 (11.99%) DevOps
7 35 (11.99%) System Integration Testing
8 28 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 28 (9.59%) SDLC
9 26 (8.90%) Defect Management
9 26 (8.90%) Migration
10 25 (8.56%) BDD
10 25 (8.56%) Integration Testing
10 25 (8.56%) Software Testing
10 25 (8.56%) TDD
11 23 (7.88%) Performance Testing
12 22 (7.53%) ERP
13 20 (6.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.25%) Java
2 17 (5.82%) SQL
3 12 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (0.34%) AspectJ
5 1 (0.34%) C#
5 1 (0.34%) C++
5 1 (0.34%) Groovy
5 1 (0.34%) Java 8
5 1 (0.34%) Jython
5 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.34%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 34 (11.64%) ISTQB
2 26 (8.90%) ISEB
3 20 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.77%) Degree
6 9 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.03%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.68%) PMP
10 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (21.92%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) GDPR
2 6 (2.05%) PMO
3 5 (1.71%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
4 1 (0.34%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (5.14%) Docker
2 7 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.34%) IAG
Systems Management
1 16 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (5.14%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.71%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.34%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.34%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (9.59%) HP
2 25 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.51%) Oracle
3 19 (6.51%) SAP
4 6 (2.05%) Guidewire
4 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.71%) Talend
6 4 (1.37%) Avaloq
6 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.03%) Calypso
7 3 (1.03%) Charles River
8 2 (0.68%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.68%) BMC
8 2 (0.68%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.68%) Infor
8 2 (0.68%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.68%) New Relic
8 2 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.68%) Tableau