Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 November 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 84 71
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 24 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.49% 1.19% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.23% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 11
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £331 £340
90th Percentile £493 £598 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1524 1458 1322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.17% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 930 830
Birmingham median daily rate £395 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +8.15%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Birmingham

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Birmingham

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Birmingham

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Banking
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) ISEB
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) Hitachi
9 2 (8.33%) NetApp
9 2 (8.33%) Electronics
9 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.33%) Windows
9 2 (8.33%) CRM
9 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.33%) HP
9 2 (8.33%) Serena

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

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (45.83%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
1 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (20.83%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Line Management
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
2 2 (8.33%) Hitachi
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) NetApp
2 2 (8.33%) Serena
3 1 (4.17%) F5