The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 67 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 1.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £371 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
760 732 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.31% 97.21% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 455 389
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 38 38
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Birmingham region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Birmingham region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) RedPrairie
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) QA
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) JDA

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) JDA
1 1 (8.33%) RedPrairie