The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 111 117
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 23 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 0.97% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.01% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 18
Median daily rate £419 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £346 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £611 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6431 6439
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 434 790
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £44.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Wiltshire 0 7 £393 +4.66% 1
Bristol -13 6 £438 -2.83%
Dorset +12 4 £424 +8.30%
Gloucestershire +14 3 £563 +32.35% 1
Somerset -8 1 £680 -
Devon - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 30 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 25 (39.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (34.38%) Test Management
4 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (29.69%) Finance
5 19 (29.69%) ISEB
6 16 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
7 15 (23.44%) Banking
8 14 (21.88%) Retail
8 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 13 (20.31%) Retail Banking
10 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (17.19%) Scrum
11 11 (17.19%) SAP
12 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.63%) Test Planning
13 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (14.06%) QA
14 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
16 6 (9.38%) JIRA
16 6 (9.38%) Spanish Language
16 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
16 6 (9.38%) User Stories
16 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
16 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
17 5 (7.81%) Line Management
17 5 (7.81%) Telecoms

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SAP WM
2 3 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) ATM
1 2 (3.13%) MPLS
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) 3G
2 1 (1.56%) 4G
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
2 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 2 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.56%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 15 (23.44%) Banking
3 14 (21.88%) Retail
4 13 (20.31%) Retail Banking
5 6 (9.38%) Spanish Language
6 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
7 3 (4.69%) Billing
8 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (3.13%) General Ledger
8 2 (3.13%) Marketing
9 1 (1.56%) Back Office
9 1 (1.56%) Electronics
9 1 (1.56%) Front Office
9 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) CSS
1 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) NHS
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 25 (39.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (34.38%) Test Management
4 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
6 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (17.19%) Scrum
9 10 (15.63%) Test Planning
10 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
12 6 (9.38%) User Stories
13 5 (7.81%) ERP
13 5 (7.81%) Line Management
13 5 (7.81%) Logistics
14 4 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C
1 3 (4.69%) Ruby
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) ISEB
2 16 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.13%) CCNA
8 1 (1.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.13%) IFRS
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) SAP
2 2 (3.13%) Amdocs
2 2 (3.13%) BT
2 2 (3.13%) Nortel
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.56%) ATG
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco
3 1 (1.56%) hybris
3 1 (1.56%) Juniper
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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