Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £524 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 February 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 of England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 167 158
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 23 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.49% 0.49% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.51% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 24
East of England median daily rate £524 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.37% +4.11% +7.35%
10th Percentile £363 £409 £322
90th Percentile £625 £884 £531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,441 4,278 4,794
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.58% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,565 2,486 2,810
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £218
90th Percentile £583 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 336 468
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +17.95%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Essex +10 9 £562 +32.18% 1
Suffolk +12 5 £388 -22.50% 1
Hertfordshire -12 4 £525 -37.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -18 3 £463 +8.82% 3
Bedfordshire -7 2 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 of England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
3 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (21.74%) ISEB
5 5 (21.74%) Internet
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) C
6 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
6 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) PDM
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) HP
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) JMeter

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (8.70%) CMS
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) JMeter
3 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) TestRail
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) RESTEasy
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) Reference Data
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) PDM
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Data Governance
7 3 (13.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MBCS
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Concur
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Intershop
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle