Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 185 159
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 36 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.71% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 21
East of England median daily rate £463 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.14% -0.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £352 £312 £410
90th Percentile £574 £537 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% +32.81%

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 4,780 4,779 4,669
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.17% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,822 2,754 2,673
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £195 £213 £200
90th Percentile £584 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 366 380
East of England median hourly rate £17.46 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.00% -11.42% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Cambridgeshire +22 11 £456 +64.41%
Hertfordshire +5 8 £538 - 2
Essex -5 8 £550 +17.84% 2
Norfolk +8 3 £450 +0.33%
Bedfordshire +3 3 £420 -5.35% 1
Suffolk -15 2 £331 -14.52%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
2 14 (38.89%) Test Management
3 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle
6 6 (16.67%) ERP
7 5 (13.89%) QA
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Windows
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (11.11%) Java
8 4 (11.11%) SAP
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.11%) ISEB
8 4 (11.11%) Retail
9 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
9 3 (8.33%) JIRA
9 3 (8.33%) Hyperion
9 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (8.33%) webMethods
9 3 (8.33%) XML
9 3 (8.33%) Unix

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 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.56%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) FMCG
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
2 14 (38.89%) Test Management
3 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) ERP
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (8.33%) SDLC
10 2 (5.56%) Coaching
10 2 (5.56%) Order to Cash
10 2 (5.56%) Record to Report
10 2 (5.56%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 3 (8.33%) webMethods
4 2 (5.56%) JDA
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Talend
5 1 (2.78%) Workday