The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 1.65% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.70% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Median daily rate - £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
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 - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 646 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.56% 96.71% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 330 431
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £29.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Hertfordshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
St Albans - 1 - -
Test Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (50.00%) Confluence
4 4 (40.00%) People Management
4 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Maximo
6 2 (20.00%) Advertising
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (20.00%) ATDD
6 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) JBehave

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) JBehave
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Moq
4 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) People Management
4 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) ATDD
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle