The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Senior Test Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 615 598
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 19 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.061% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.064% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 18
Median daily rate £525 £573 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.29% +13.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £517 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +0.87% +2.50%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +41 19 £525 -4.32% 4
London +26 11 £538 -10.41% 1
Yorkshire +20 3 £513 -10.39%
West Yorkshire - 3 £513 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £525 -
South West - 3 £525 -
Gloucester - 3 £525 -
City of London -3 2 £650 +15.55%
Halifax - 2 £515 -
North West +29 1 - - 1

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Test Manager in the job title.

1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (48.84%) Finance
3 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
4 16 (37.21%) Retail
5 14 (32.56%) Banking
6 13 (30.23%) Test Management
7 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (23.26%) ISEB
8 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Retail Banking
10 8 (18.60%) Scrum
11 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
11 7 (16.28%) Internet
11 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
12 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
13 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (11.63%) Re-Platforming
14 4 (9.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
14 4 (9.30%) BDD
14 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
14 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
14 4 (9.30%) QA
14 4 (9.30%) Selenium
14 4 (9.30%) Software Testing

Senior Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.30%) JIRA
1 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (48.84%) Finance
2 16 (37.21%) Retail
3 14 (32.56%) Banking
4 9 (20.93%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) DTCC
3 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
3 13 (30.23%) Test Management
4 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
8 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) Re-Platforming
9 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.30%) BDD
10 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Migration
10 4 (9.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.30%) TDD
10 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C#
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Murex
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