The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 30 April 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 / Coventry
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 47 35
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.96% 0.26% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.28% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £270 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry. 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
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 298 363 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 95.51% 95.03% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 218 176
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Coventry

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Coventry

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Coventry region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 3 (75.00%) Logistics
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automotive

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 3 (75.00%) Logistics
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP