The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 47 59
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.71% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.72% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 383 415 506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 93.64% 97.65% 98.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 211 274
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 44
Median hourly rate £34.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.06% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £16.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Essex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000