The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Manager
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.54% 1.78% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.89% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 240 265 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 92.66% 94.31% 98.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 138 87
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.26% -0.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Basingstoke

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Basingstoke

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Basingstoke region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) PMO
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
1 1 (20.00%) QA