Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 25 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 48 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.88% 1.19% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Somerset median daily rate £475 £405 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% -6.90% +38.10%
10th Percentile £404 £360 £415
90th Percentile £634 £442 £451
South West median daily rate £435 £418 £434
% change year-on-year +4.19% -3.75% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 435 477 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.03% 94.27% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 251 398
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.04% +10.37%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £263
90th Percentile £525 £506 £545
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 67 79
Somerset median hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +1.35% +72.09%
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.52 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.25 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +57.14% +10.53%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Somerset

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Somerset

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Somerset over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Somerset

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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
Bath +1 2 £455 +26.39%
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Model
2 1 (25.00%) ATG
2 1 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Validation

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Model
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ATG
1 1 (25.00%) hybris