Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 > North East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 91 117
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 6 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.31% 0.49% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.51% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 22
North East median daily rate £310 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.74% +40.74% -27.81%
10th Percentile £301 £358 £226
90th Percentile £384 £539 £497
England median daily rate £450 £444 £438
% change year-on-year +1.29% +1.54% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% +32.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,217 1,170 2,356
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.04% 90.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 755 1,494
North East median daily rate £379 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £218 £233 £220
90th Percentile £574 £541 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 66 126
North East median hourly rate £15.35 £22.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.25% -18.52% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.08 £11.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.08 £35.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the North East

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the North East

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Durham -9 3 £305 -32.22%
Tyne and Wear -3 1 £393 -17.37% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
3 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) FIS
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (25.00%) Capita
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) FIS