The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 30 April 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.04% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.39% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -17.41%  
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 £27.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 285 255 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 98.96% 96.59% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 188 272
Median daily rate £405 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -53.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Oxford

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Oxford

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Oxford region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic Web

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com