The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West 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 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 107 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 25 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 4
Median daily rate £428 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £430
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2584 2428 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.48% 94.33% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1344 1241
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 120 187
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -8 9 £400 +3.22% 4
Shropshire +1 6 £450 -
Warwickshire -3 2 £506 +26.56% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £470 -
Worcestershire - 1 £600 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 30 (47.62%) Test Strategy
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.33%) Test Management
4 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
6 13 (20.63%) Functional Testing
7 12 (19.05%) QA
7 12 (19.05%) ISEB
8 11 (17.46%) SDLC
8 11 (17.46%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
9 10 (15.87%) Finance
10 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 9 (14.29%) Windows
10 9 (14.29%) HP
11 8 (12.70%) Java
11 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
11 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
12 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 7 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 7 (11.11%) Unix
13 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
13 6 (9.52%) Coaching
13 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (7.94%) JIRA
14 5 (7.94%) CRM
14 5 (7.94%) XML

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Project
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.59%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.17%) Selenium
2 2 (3.17%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.76%) CMDB
1 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (4.76%) Android
3 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Test Strategy
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.33%) Test Management
4 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.63%) Functional Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.46%) SDLC
7 11 (17.46%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
9 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.52%) Coaching
12 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.94%) CRM
13 5 (7.94%) Migration
14 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Java
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) ISEB
2 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.76%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) HP
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) webMethods
3 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.76%) Guidewire
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) SAP
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