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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 52 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.71% 0.76% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.81% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Median daily rate £413 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
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
672 615 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.59% 93.18% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 390 382
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.90 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) QA
3 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Governance
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (10.00%) SCCM
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (10.00%) Skype

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 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle