Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £417 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 139 141
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 44 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 1.14% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.20% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 56
South West median daily rate £417 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.44% +12.15% -3.89%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £308
90th Percentile £529 £566 £545
England median daily rate £450 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +1.12% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5382 5430 6216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.95% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3535 4043
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 345 395
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.15 £46.20
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 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +2 15 £500 +24.61%
Bristol -21 15 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire +3 7 £450 -7.69%
Somerset -1 3 £425 -2.86% 1
Dorset +1 1 £360 -4.00%
Devon - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Banking
3 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Retail Banking
3 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 13 (29.55%) Finance
5 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 11 (25.00%) Test Management
7 10 (22.73%) Scrum
8 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
8 9 (20.45%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
9 8 (18.18%) ISEB
10 7 (15.91%) Change Management
11 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
11 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
13 4 (9.09%) Service Management
13 4 (9.09%) Migration
13 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (6.82%) Coaching
14 3 (6.82%) Planning and Forecasting
14 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
14 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
14 3 (6.82%) BDD
14 3 (6.82%) Software Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) ATM
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Ant
2 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) JUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Maven
2 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) JMeter
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (34.09%) Banking
2 14 (31.82%) Retail Banking
3 13 (29.55%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Spanish Language
5 2 (4.55%) Military
6 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.27%) Local Government
6 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) jQuery
1 2 (4.55%) REST
1 2 (4.55%) SOAP
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 11 (25.00%) Test Management
4 11 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (22.73%) Scrum
6 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.45%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
8 7 (15.91%) Change Management
9 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
9 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
11 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Migration
11 4 (9.09%) Service Management
12 3 (6.82%) BDD
12 3 (6.82%) Coaching
12 3 (6.82%) SDLC
12 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) C++
2 2 (4.55%) Groovy
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) Jython
2 2 (4.55%) Python
2 2 (4.55%) Ruby
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
4 8 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) IFRS
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.55%) CA
2 2 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Veracode