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 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 113 96 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 35 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.95% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.00% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 5
Median daily rate £378 £438 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.71% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £356 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £465
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
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
3071 2391 2420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.99% 94.25% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1832 1359 1221
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 150 175
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.14 £32.00
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 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -6 8 £380 -6.17% 2
Warwickshire -4 4 £400 +10.34% 1
Shropshire -28 4 £410 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £475 - 1
Coventry -13 3 £350 -16.66%
West Bromwich - 1 £370 -
Test Manager
England

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

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 West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 23 (38.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (35.00%) Test Management
4 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 8 (13.33%) HP
9 7 (11.67%) Migration
9 7 (11.67%) QA
9 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (10.00%) Finance
10 6 (10.00%) ISEB
11 5 (8.33%) Windows
11 5 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
12 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (6.67%) SCCM
12 4 (6.67%) JIRA
12 4 (6.67%) CRM
12 4 (6.67%) MS Project
12 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
12 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
13 3 (5.00%) Banking
13 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
13 3 (5.00%) Active Directory

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 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Project
2 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.67%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.00%) CMDB
2 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) EPoS
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.00%) Android
3 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 23 (38.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (35.00%) Test Management
4 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (6.67%) CRM
10 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Project Management
11 3 (5.00%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Java
1 3 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) ISEB
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.67%) COBIT
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.67%) SCCM
2 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.67%) JDA
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) RedPrairie
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