The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / East Midlands
Rank 83 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.76% 1.81% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 5
Median daily rate £381 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £385 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £515 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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 East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1392 1531 1476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.93% 95.33% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 886 797
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 65 96
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.06 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% +1.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -10 6 £375 -25.00%
Derbyshire -5 1 £405 +8.00%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £488 +11.42%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
2 9 (32.14%) Defect Management
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) Banking
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium
7 2 (7.14%) QA
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 2 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) JMeter
7 2 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) SAP

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI-GL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.14%) JMeter
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) SOAP
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) FMCG
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Defect Management
1 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
2 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Test Management
5 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) IFRS
2 1 (3.57%) IFRS 9
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Infor
2 1 (3.57%) Teradata