Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 21 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 58 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.28% 0.74% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.78% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 22
Swindon median daily rate £600 £401 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.53% +9.93% -12.57%
Wiltshire median daily rate £500 £401 £365
% change year-on-year +24.61% +9.93% -12.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 671 645 811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 95.13% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 470 595
Swindon median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -0.62%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £257
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Wiltshire median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 29
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £30.55 £24.55 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.68% +72.09% -

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Swindon

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Swindon

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 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 Swindon region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Veracode
2 1 (50.00%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (50.00%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Veracode