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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 57 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.06% 0.84% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.87% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £380 £405 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £365 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £491 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.43% +8.46%
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
729 690 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.30% 96.50% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 423 411
Median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 43
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Governance
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Confluence

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 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) JDA
2 1 (7.69%) RedPrairie