The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 45 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.14% 1.30% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.33% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £428 £425 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% -18.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £344 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £510 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 492 600 643
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.36% 97.40% 97.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 358 314
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 62
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +136.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Cambridgeshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Cambridgeshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Cambridgeshire

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Cambridgeshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Peterborough +3 4 £380 -6.17%
Cambridge +7 1 £600 +29.72%
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) AS400
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Java EE
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Record to Report
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) GDPR
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Record to Report
2 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Temenos
2 1 (14.29%) VMware