The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South East / Surrey
Rank 74 86 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.47% 1.16% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.21% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £650
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 £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 Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1090 1244 1357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.05% 96.14% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 807 737
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 99 60
Median hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% +16.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Surrey

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Surrey

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Surrey over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Surrey

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Surrey

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 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
Woking - 5 £425 -
Reigate - 4 £450 - 1
Redhill - 2 £675 -
Dorking - 1 £450 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 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 Surrey region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Finance
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
5 5 (26.32%) Line Management
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Line Management
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) System Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
1 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Capita
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft