Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 66 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.59% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Oxford median daily rate £425 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -17.42% -14.08%
10th Percentile £375 £320 £345
90th Percentile £459 £320 £430
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £439 £388
% change year-on-year -3.13% +13.23% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire 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 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 607 572 695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.81% 97.44% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 422 529
Oxford median daily rate £431 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -0.31% +23.08%
10th Percentile £247 £213 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 37
Oxford median hourly rate £17.77 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.93% -6.67% +4.06%
10th Percentile £11.01 £8.80 £8.40
90th Percentile £77.50 £35.75 £30.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +26.93% -12.50% +6.67%

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 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 9 (90.00%) Test Management
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (90.00%) SaaS
1 9 (90.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (80.00%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 7 (70.00%) Confluence
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) Open Source
4 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (20.00%) Publishing
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) B2B
7 1 (10.00%) FMCG
7 1 (10.00%) Semantic Web
7 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data
7 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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 7 (70.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
1 1 (10.00%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (90.00%) Test Management
1 9 (90.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Open Source
3 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
4 4 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (10.00%) B2B
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) SAP