Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Test Manager
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 839 809
Rank change year-on-year +12 -30 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 28 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.033% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.035% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 37
England median daily rate £475 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £377 £322 £417
90th Percentile £588 £635 £725
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £500
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Senior Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Manager in England

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Manager in England

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Manager in England

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Manager in England

Senior Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
North of England +58 13 £410 +2.50% 1
North West +30 12 £400 - 1
London -24 10 £480 -12.73%
Midlands +20 2 £488 +50.00%
South East -2 2 £513 +36.67%
Yorkshire +21 1 £423 -3.31%
West Midlands +21 1 £475 +46.15%
South West -8 1 £525 -4.55%
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Senior Test Manager
UK

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Test Manager in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 14 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
3 11 (39.29%) PMO
4 10 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Banking
6 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Test Management
8 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.29%) Retail Banking
9 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
11 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
11 2 (7.14%) JIRA
11 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (7.14%) Change Management
11 2 (7.14%) Retail
11 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
11 2 (7.14%) HP
11 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
12 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
12 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
12 1 (3.57%) FindBugs

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.57%) Checkstyle
2 1 (3.57%) FindBugs
2 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
2 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Test Management
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Change Management
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
10 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) IFRS
2 1 (3.57%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle