The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 110 109
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.74% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 17
Median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £525 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2026 2429 2565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.21% 96.62% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1417 1450
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 165 253
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.90% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £428 -5.00%
Suffolk +3 4 £519 -
Hertfordshire +2 2 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Test Strategy
2 11 (47.83%) Test Management
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Selenium
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 5 (21.74%) Confluence
6 5 (21.74%) QA
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
6 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) People Management
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) ISEB
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) Windows

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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) JBehave
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) Moq
4 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.70%) Java EE
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) AS400
1 2 (8.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Test Strategy
2 11 (47.83%) Test Management
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) People Management
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Informatica
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Temenos
2 1 (4.35%) VMware