The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South East / Middlesex
Rank 16 22 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.08% 0.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £411
% change year-on-year - +3.34%  
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 Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 123 152 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 94.62% 96.20% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 91
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £543 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +95.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Middlesex

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Middlesex

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Middlesex

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle