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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 116 93 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.23% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.29% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 8
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £377 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £493 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2825 2253 2204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.64% 95.43% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1681 1364 1147
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 140 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.98 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Warwickshire -3 7 £420 -4.00%
Birmingham -9 5 £500 +25.78% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £448 -
Coventry -8 1 £500 -
Solihull -24 1 - -
Shropshire -32 1 £340 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 22 (48.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Test Management
3 14 (31.11%) Test Strategy
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.56%) ISEB
7 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.11%) Windows
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
9 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
9 4 (8.89%) MS Project
9 4 (8.89%) QA
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.67%) RedPrairie
10 3 (6.67%) SCCM
10 3 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Oracle
10 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
10 3 (6.67%) CRM
10 3 (6.67%) JDA

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 1 (2.22%) SAS
1 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Project
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.22%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (4.44%) QlikView
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Test Management
3 14 (31.11%) Test Strategy
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.67%) CRM
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Logistics
9 3 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (4.44%) Master Data Management
10 2 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (4.44%) SDLC
10 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISEB
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) COBIT
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) JDA
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) RedPrairie
3 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.44%) webMethods
4 1 (2.22%) ATG
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
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