Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 18 January 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +59
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.71% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Oxford median daily rate £500 - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £440 £365
% change year-on-year +13.64% +20.55% -17.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 686 676 596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.58% 98.26% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 507 483
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £182 £170
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 30
Oxford median hourly rate £20.50 £14.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.82% -45.91% +89.66%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £71.50 £36.50 £57.80
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Matrix Management
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) SaaS
3 3 (60.00%) Confluence
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Siebel
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere

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 (60.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Matrix Management
3 3 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel