The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / South East
Rank 137 179 157
Rank change year-on-year +42 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 106 89 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 0.97% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.02% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 62 65
Median daily rate £425 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £494 +19.69% 2
Kent +24 19 £406 -
Berkshire +22 17 £417 +0.36% 7
Surrey +14 17 £450 -10.00% 1
Hampshire +1 16 £400 +14.28%
Middlesex +5 4 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire -9 4 £425 +21.42% 1
West Sussex -2 3 £335 +15.02% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 62 (39.24%) Test Strategy
2 49 (31.01%) User Acceptance Testing
3 44 (27.85%) Test Management
4 42 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (18.35%) Defect Management
6 27 (17.09%) Finance
6 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
6 27 (17.09%) Software Testing
7 26 (16.46%) ISTQB
8 25 (15.82%) Performance Testing
8 25 (15.82%) ISEB
9 23 (14.56%) JIRA
9 23 (14.56%) Test Planning
10 21 (13.29%) Waterfall
10 21 (13.29%) HP
10 21 (13.29%) Oracle
11 20 (12.66%) Windows
11 20 (12.66%) Selenium
12 18 (11.39%) Test Automation
13 16 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (10.13%) Test Scripting
13 16 (10.13%) Project Management
13 16 (10.13%) SDLC
14 15 (9.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 15 (9.49%) Migration
14 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
15 14 (8.86%) System Integration Testing
16 13 (8.23%) LoadRunner
17 12 (7.59%) HP UFT

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.43%) Confluence
2 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Project
3 3 (1.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) SaaS
2 3 (1.90%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) LAN
2 2 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.63%) MVNO
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (14.56%) JIRA
2 20 (12.66%) Selenium
3 13 (8.23%) LoadRunner
4 12 (7.59%) HP UFT
5 9 (5.70%) MSI
6 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.90%) JMeter
8 2 (1.27%) MSTest
8 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.63%) SilkTest
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.06%) Retail
4 3 (1.90%) Banking
4 3 (1.90%) Military
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.27%) Java EE
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.63%) Node.js
3 1 (0.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.53%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.27%) AS400
4 2 (1.27%) CCTV
5 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) EFT
5 1 (0.63%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) iPad
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.66%) Windows
2 6 (3.80%) Windows Vista
3 5 (3.16%) Linux
3 5 (3.16%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.53%) Unix
5 3 (1.90%) Solaris
6 2 (1.27%) AIX
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.24%) Test Strategy
2 49 (31.01%) User Acceptance Testing
3 44 (27.85%) Test Management
4 42 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (18.35%) Defect Management
5 29 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (17.09%) Software Testing
7 25 (15.82%) Performance Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Test Planning
9 21 (13.29%) Waterfall
10 18 (11.39%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.13%) Project Management
11 16 (10.13%) SDLC
11 16 (10.13%) Test Scripting
12 15 (9.49%) Migration
12 15 (9.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 14 (8.86%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (7.59%) Integration Testing
14 12 (7.59%) ITIL
14 12 (7.59%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.80%) Java
2 5 (3.16%) C
3 4 (2.53%) C#
3 4 (2.53%) SQL
4 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.63%) Python
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.46%) ISTQB
3 25 (15.82%) ISEB
4 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.43%) Degree
5 7 (4.43%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.27%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.80%) SCCM
4 3 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.63%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 21 (13.29%) HP
1 21 (13.29%) Oracle
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.43%) SAP
4 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.27%) Capita
5 2 (1.27%) Saba
5 2 (1.27%) webMethods
5 2 (1.27%) Workday
6 1 (0.63%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.63%) Ariba
6 1 (0.63%) FIS
6 1 (0.63%) Huawei
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.63%) Temenos
6 1 (0.63%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.63%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) WorldPay
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