The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / East Midlands
Rank 89 63 80
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.74% 1.97% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 2.04% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 5
Median daily rate £388 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £411
% change year-on-year - +3.34%  
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 the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1441 1565 1580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.52% 96.43% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 917 862
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 94
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the East Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Nottinghamshire -5 4 £456 +7.35%
Northamptonshire -7 4 £350 -30.00%
Derbyshire -14 1 £405 +8.00%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (29.03%) Defect Management
4 7 (22.58%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
6 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) QA
7 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
7 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) Test Management
8 2 (6.45%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Selenium
8 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) JMeter
8 2 (6.45%) SOAP
8 2 (6.45%) Web Services
8 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.45%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (6.45%) Java
8 2 (6.45%) SQL
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.23%) SAP FI-GL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.45%) JMeter
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) IVR
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
2 9 (29.03%) Defect Management
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) ERP
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) IFRS
2 1 (3.23%) IFRS 9
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Genesys
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Infor
2 1 (3.23%) Teradata