Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 270 214
Rank change year-on-year +9 -56 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 111 112 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.67% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.71% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 71 109
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £319
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
England median daily rate £444 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +0.97% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Thames Valley -27 48 £450 +9.76% 1
Hampshire +8 24 £475 +24.18% 1
Berkshire -8 23 £438 +22.81% 1
West Sussex +2 18 £340 +21.43% 1
Oxfordshire +16 17 £450 -11.33%
Surrey -2 15 £363 -9.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -37 8 £425 -10.53%
East Sussex +1 3 £490 +26.45%
Kent -14 1 £425 -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 52 (46.85%) Test Strategy
2 48 (43.24%) Test Management
3 41 (36.94%) Test Automation
4 40 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (28.83%) ISTQB
6 28 (25.23%) ISEB
7 23 (20.72%) JIRA
7 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
8 22 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (18.92%) QA
10 20 (18.02%) Finance
11 17 (15.32%) SAP
11 17 (15.32%) ITIL
11 17 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (14.41%) Regression Testing
12 16 (14.41%) Defect Management
13 15 (13.51%) SaaS
13 15 (13.51%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
15 11 (9.91%) HP
16 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
16 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
16 10 (9.01%) Open Source
16 10 (9.01%) Confluence
16 10 (9.01%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (9.01%) Scenario Testing
17 9 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
17 9 (8.11%) Test Planning

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 10 (9.01%) Confluence
2 1 (0.90%) JBoss
2 1 (0.90%) SAS
2 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.90%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) Firewall
1 4 (3.60%) IPv4
1 4 (3.60%) IPv6
2 1 (0.90%) DOCSIS
2 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.80%) Big Data
3 2 (1.80%) IDOL
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.90%) BODI
4 1 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (20.72%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.80%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.90%) Protractor
3 1 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
2 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Electronics
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Publishing
4 2 (1.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) .NET
2 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.90%) Node.js
2 1 (0.90%) REST
2 1 (0.90%) SOAP
2 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.70%) CMDB
2 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) Semantic Web
4 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.90%) FMCG
4 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.90%) IVR
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.80%) Android
1 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.90%) AIX
2 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.85%) Test Strategy
2 48 (43.24%) Test Management
3 41 (36.94%) Test Automation
4 40 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
6 22 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (15.32%) ITIL
7 17 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (14.41%) Defect Management
8 16 (14.41%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Open Source
10 10 (9.01%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.11%) Functional Testing
11 9 (8.11%) Matrix Management
11 9 (8.11%) Migration
11 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) C#
2 1 (0.90%) Java
2 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.83%) ISTQB
2 28 (25.23%) ISEB
3 12 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.11%) Degree
7 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.41%) PMI Certification
7 6 (5.41%) PMP
7 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.92%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) GDPR
2 3 (2.70%) PMO
3 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) SAP
2 15 (13.51%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (9.91%) HP
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle
5 3 (2.70%) Sybase
6 2 (1.80%) Concur
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.80%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.80%) Siebel
6 2 (1.80%) Trillium
7 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.90%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.90%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) Zoho