Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 128 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -46 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 25 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.54% 0.79% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.83% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 30
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.41% -1.39%
10th Percentile £385 £338 £359
90th Percentile £613 £551 £554
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.45% -35.29% -7.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,780 3,019 3,107
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.24% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,851 1,865
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.83%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 136 121
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.73 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.53% +1.69% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.30 £9.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.72 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -12 5 £463 +32.14% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £425 -
Derbyshire +10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -16 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £300 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Banking
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (12.50%) JMeter
5 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (6.25%) GDPR
6 1 (6.25%) Data Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) SCCM
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
1 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Data Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Scala
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Micro Focus
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.25%) VMware