Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 159 142
Rank change year-on-year -7 -17 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.45% 0.58% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.61% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 31
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £326 £275 £335
90th Percentile £625 £884 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 4,209 4,130 4,734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.16% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,378 2,455 2,758
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £582 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 320 369
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% -2.33% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%

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 May 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 May 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 +22 10 £575 -
Hertfordshire -17 5 £525 -37.50%
Bedfordshire -3 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £300 -11.76% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) PDM
6 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring

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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HFM
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.00%) RESTEasy
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) PDM
6 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MBCS
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Concur
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) hybris
3 1 (5.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.00%) Intershop
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft