Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 93 165
Rank change year-on-year -20 +72 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 16 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.02% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 28
10th Percentile £350 £375 £379
25th Percentile £397 £425 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £460 £474
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% -2.90% +2.43%
75th Percentile £638 £525 £528
90th Percentile " £538 £547
England median daily rate £480 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.56% +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 2,031 1,576 4,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.86% 92.87% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,191 964 2,427
10th Percentile £145 £188 £213
25th Percentile £236 £313 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £410 £435 £445
Median % change year-on-year -5.75% -2.25% +4.71%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £525
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 106 248
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £15.89
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +22.76% -3.73%
75th Percentile £24.00 £45.00 £30.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £56.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +5.56%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Manager in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in the East of England.

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 30 July 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -15 6 £625 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 2 £550 +26.30%
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £388 -13.89%
Essex +5 1 £350 -33.33%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 8 (72.73%) Test Management
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
6 2 (18.18%) REST Assured
6 2 (18.18%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint

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 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) REST Assured
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Organisational Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) RESTEasy
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Management
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) ERP
4 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Commercial Awareness
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Remote Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Statistics
5 2 (18.18%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) hybris
2 2 (18.18%) Xerox