The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 208 184
Rank change year-on-year +36 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 82 54 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 0.60% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.63% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 59
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £321 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £549 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.52%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +27 23 £413 +10.00% 1
Berkshire +27 16 £400 -17.94% 1
West Sussex +22 13 £370 +13.84%
Oxfordshire -7 11 £425 -10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £475 +15.15% 1
Surrey +11 7 £363 -13.43% 2
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 78 (41.94%) Test Strategy
2 66 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 63 (33.87%) Test Management
4 57 (30.65%) Test Automation
5 56 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (23.66%) ISTQB
7 43 (23.12%) ISEB
8 38 (20.43%) Finance
9 35 (18.82%) Waterfall
10 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
11 32 (17.20%) Oracle
12 31 (16.67%) JIRA
13 29 (15.59%) Software Testing
13 29 (15.59%) Defect Management
14 28 (15.05%) System Integration Testing
15 26 (13.98%) ITIL
15 26 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (13.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 24 (12.90%) Performance Testing
18 23 (12.37%) QA
19 22 (11.83%) Selenium
19 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
20 21 (11.29%) Windows
21 20 (10.75%) Oracle EBS
22 19 (10.22%) Regression Testing
22 19 (10.22%) SAP
22 19 (10.22%) Test Planning
23 17 (9.14%) Degree
23 17 (9.14%) SC Cleared
23 17 (9.14%) SaaS

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.08%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (10.75%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (8.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.14%) SaaS
2 6 (3.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
3 1 (0.54%) 4G
3 1 (0.54%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.54%) MVNO
3 1 (0.54%) SMS
3 1 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (4.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.08%) Big Data
5 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.08%) DB2
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 31 (16.67%) JIRA
2 22 (11.83%) Selenium
3 13 (6.99%) HP UFT
4 12 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 12 (6.45%) MSI
5 2 (1.08%) JMeter
5 2 (1.08%) MSTest
5 2 (1.08%) SilkTest
5 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.54%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.54%) Protractor
General
1 38 (20.43%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.76%) Retail
4 5 (2.69%) Banking
5 3 (1.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.61%) Billing
5 3 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.08%) Java EE
2 2 (1.08%) XML
3 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.54%) Behat
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) Node.js
3 1 (0.54%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.15%) CMDB
3 4 (2.15%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.61%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.08%) AS400
5 2 (1.08%) FMCG
5 2 (1.08%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.54%) CCTV
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) EFT
6 1 (0.54%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.54%) iPad
6 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.29%) Windows
2 10 (5.38%) Windows Vista
3 5 (2.69%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.15%) AIX
4 4 (2.15%) Linux
4 4 (2.15%) Unix
5 3 (1.61%) Solaris
6 2 (1.08%) Android
6 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.94%) Test Strategy
2 66 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 63 (33.87%) Test Management
4 57 (30.65%) Test Automation
5 56 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (18.82%) Waterfall
7 29 (15.59%) Defect Management
7 29 (15.59%) Software Testing
8 28 (15.05%) System Integration Testing
9 26 (13.98%) ITIL
9 26 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (13.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 24 (12.90%) Performance Testing
12 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
13 19 (10.22%) Regression Testing
13 19 (10.22%) Test Planning
14 16 (8.60%) Project Management
15 14 (7.53%) SDLC
15 14 (7.53%) Test Scripting
16 13 (6.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.23%) Java
2 5 (2.69%) SQL
3 4 (2.15%) C
3 4 (2.15%) C#
4 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.08%) PHP
5 2 (1.08%) VB
6 1 (0.54%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) Ruby
6 1 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 44 (23.66%) ISTQB
2 43 (23.12%) ISEB
3 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
4 17 (9.14%) Degree
4 17 (9.14%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.91%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.54%) HNC
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.37%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) PMO
3 4 (2.15%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.38%) SCCM
2 9 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.61%) Netcool
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (17.20%) Oracle
2 19 (10.22%) SAP
3 15 (8.06%) HP
4 12 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.15%) Remedy
6 4 (2.15%) Saba
6 4 (2.15%) webMethods
7 2 (1.08%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.08%) Sybase
7 2 (1.08%) VMware
8 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.54%) Capita
8 1 (0.54%) IBM
8 1 (0.54%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.54%) Motorola
8 1 (0.54%) Temenos
8 1 (0.54%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.54%) WorldPay
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