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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.58% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
611 620 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.68% 93.94% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 388 347
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £38.20 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) QA
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (31.58%) Test Management
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
4 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Logistics
6 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) Selenium
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Management
2 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Logistics
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Micro Focus
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy