Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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.

Test Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 168 139
Rank change year-on-year -13 -29 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 63 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.77% 1.05% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.10% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 57
Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £350
90th Percentile £494 £588 £525
England median daily rate £444 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +0.97% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7791 9337 7943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.39% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 5674 4591
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 370 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
West Midlands +3 41 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands -16 22 £438 -7.65% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 28 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (28.57%) Finance
4 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.05%) Test Management
5 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.05%) Banking
5 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.46%) Scrum
6 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
7 10 (15.87%) QA
7 10 (15.87%) ISEB
7 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
8 9 (14.29%) Migration
9 8 (12.70%) Oracle
10 7 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
11 6 (9.52%) Project Management
11 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (7.94%) Retail
12 5 (7.94%) HP
12 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (7.94%) Business Transformation
12 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
13 4 (6.35%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (6.35%) Functional Testing
13 4 (6.35%) Mentoring

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.59%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Selenium
2 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.17%) Automotive
6 2 (3.17%) Electronics
6 2 (3.17%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
1 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
4 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 12 (19.05%) Test Management
5 11 (17.46%) Scrum
6 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
7 9 (14.29%) Migration
8 7 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (9.52%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (7.94%) Business Transformation
10 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Coaching
11 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.35%) Open Source
11 4 (6.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.87%) ISEB
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) HNC
4 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.59%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
3 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.17%) Hitachi
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) NetApp
3 2 (3.17%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) Serena
4 1 (1.59%) F5
4 1 (1.59%) Talend