The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

Senior Test Manager
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 636 590
Rank change year-on-year +66 -46  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 17 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.030% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.032% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 24
Median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £685 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £488
% change year-on-year +10.34% -25.64%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 23 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 25 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
England +51 16 £450 - 1
North West - 7 £390 -
South East - 5 £475 -
Knutsford - 4 £390 -
Cheshire - 4 £390 -
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
London 0 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - -
Scotland +39 1 £363 -39.58%
City of London +2 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £363 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £625 -
Yorkshire - 1 £517 -
South West - 1 £625 -
Brighton - 1 £400 -
Gloucester - 1 £625 -
Basingstoke - 1 £293 -
Portsmouth - 1 £550 -
Livingston - 1 £363 -
Halifax - 1 £517 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £517 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (41.03%) Test Strategy
2 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.64%) Retail
4 10 (25.64%) Test Management
5 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
6 7 (17.95%) Oracle
6 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.38%) ISEB
7 6 (15.38%) Migration
7 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
8 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
8 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (10.26%) QA
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) PMO
9 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Mainframe

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 (5.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) CICS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) KDB
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 10 (25.64%) Retail
4 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Test Strategy
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.64%) Test Management
5 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.38%) Migration
7 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
8 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) COBOL
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PMO
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Murex