The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Manager
England / North West
Rank 129 157 149
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.052% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.055% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £473 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Manager in the North West

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Manager in the North West

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy