Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Test Manager
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 349 236
Rank change year-on-year -48 -113 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 240 289 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.64% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.67% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 199 319
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £375 £333 £354
90th Percentile £669 £675 £650
England median daily rate £449 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -0.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

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 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 -19 34 £475 -9.52% 3
South London -24 17 £450 +12.50%
East London -2 7 £650 +38.30%
West London -20 5 £470 +0.80%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 100 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 85 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 75 (31.25%) Banking
4 70 (29.17%) Finance
5 64 (26.67%) Test Management
6 62 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (24.58%) Test Automation
8 53 (22.08%) Test Scripting
9 47 (19.58%) QA
10 42 (17.50%) JIRA
11 40 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (14.17%) Defect Management
13 33 (13.75%) Investment Banking
14 31 (12.92%) System Integration Testing
15 28 (11.67%) Functional Testing
16 27 (11.25%) HP
17 26 (10.83%) Microsoft
17 26 (10.83%) Software Testing
17 26 (10.83%) Waterfall
17 26 (10.83%) Scenario Testing
18 24 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
19 23 (9.58%) MiFID
20 22 (9.17%) Test Planning
21 21 (8.75%) Integration Testing
21 21 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (8.75%) Java
21 21 (8.75%) Migration
22 20 (8.33%) SQL
23 19 (7.92%) Performance Testing
24 18 (7.50%) Selenium

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 14 (5.83%) Confluence
2 7 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Drupal
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
5 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.83%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.17%) Office 365
2 7 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.08%) PaaS
4 2 (0.83%) SaaS
4 2 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) SMS
3 1 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.83%) Big Data
3 2 (0.83%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) DB2
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.42%) Power BI
4 1 (0.42%) QlikView
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (17.50%) JIRA
2 18 (7.50%) Selenium
3 14 (5.83%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.42%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.58%) Zephyr
6 9 (3.75%) Maven
7 8 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.33%) Subversion
8 7 (2.92%) Ant
8 7 (2.92%) CruiseControl
8 7 (2.92%) Hudson
9 6 (2.50%) JMeter
10 5 (2.08%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.08%) Build Forge
10 5 (2.08%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.08%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.67%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.25%) JBehave
12 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (31.25%) Banking
2 70 (29.17%) Finance
3 33 (13.75%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 14 (5.83%) Retail
6 9 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.75%) Publishing
7 5 (2.08%) Back Office
8 4 (1.67%) Legal
9 3 (1.25%) Front Office
10 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.42%) French Language
11 1 (0.42%) Local Government
11 1 (0.42%) Marketing
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
1 8 (3.33%) XML
2 4 (1.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.25%) RESTful
3 3 (1.25%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) COM
4 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.83%) Spring
4 2 (0.83%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.42%) CGI
5 1 (0.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.42%) JSON
5 1 (0.42%) React
5 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.58%) Equities
2 10 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (2.92%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.67%) Derivative
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.83%) Fintech
7 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.42%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.75%) Windows
2 6 (2.50%) Unix
3 2 (0.83%) Android
3 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.83%) Linux
4 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 85 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 64 (26.67%) Test Management
4 62 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (24.58%) Test Automation
6 53 (22.08%) Test Scripting
7 40 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (14.17%) Defect Management
9 31 (12.92%) System Integration Testing
10 28 (11.67%) Functional Testing
11 26 (10.83%) Scenario Testing
11 26 (10.83%) Software Testing
11 26 (10.83%) Waterfall
12 24 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 22 (9.17%) Test Planning
14 21 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (8.75%) Integration Testing
14 21 (8.75%) Migration
15 19 (7.92%) Performance Testing
16 18 (7.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.75%) Java
2 20 (8.33%) SQL
3 13 (5.42%) Python
4 7 (2.92%) Jython
5 5 (2.08%) Perl
6 4 (1.67%) C#
7 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) Groovy
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.08%) ISTQB
2 15 (6.25%) ISEB
3 14 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.75%) Degree
6 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (19.58%) QA
2 23 (9.58%) MiFID
3 8 (3.33%) PMO
4 4 (1.67%) EMIR
5 3 (1.25%) PSD2
5 3 (1.25%) SEPA
6 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.42%) DO-254
7 1 (0.42%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (5.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.08%) SCCM
3 4 (1.67%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (11.25%) HP
2 26 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.25%) Oracle
4 10 (4.17%) SAP
5 9 (3.75%) IBM
6 8 (3.33%) Temenos
7 7 (2.92%) Green Hat
8 6 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.50%) VMware
9 5 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.08%) Citrix
9 5 (2.08%) Workday
10 4 (1.67%) Guidewire
10 4 (1.67%) Progress
11 3 (1.25%) Pega
11 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.83%) Murex
13 1 (0.42%) Cisco
13 1 (0.42%) Cognos
13 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft