Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Manager was £449 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Senior Test Manager
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 851 804
Rank change year-on-year -8 -47 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 30 35 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.033% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.035% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 67
UK median daily rate £449 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.90% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £355 £322 £411
90th Percentile £581 £630 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +5.75% -15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Senior Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 13 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 6 months to 18 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
England +37 27 £449 -2.92% 1
UK excluding London +34 20 £423 +5.75% 1
North of England +70 13 £410 +2.50% 1
North West +34 12 £400 - 1
London -13 9 £513 -6.82%
Midlands +26 2 £488 +50.00%
South East +12 2 £513 +36.67%
West Midlands +35 1 £475 +46.15%
Yorkshire +20 1 £423 -3.31%
South West +11 1 £525 -4.55%
Scotland -2 1 £363 -34.09%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (56.67%) Test Strategy
2 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 11 (36.67%) PMO
5 10 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (30.00%) Banking
7 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Test Management
8 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum
10 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
11 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (6.67%) JIRA
12 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
12 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
12 2 (6.67%) Retail
12 2 (6.67%) Change Management
12 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
12 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
12 2 (6.67%) HP
12 2 (6.67%) Project Management
12 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
12 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
12 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (6.67%) System Integration 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 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.33%) Checkstyle
2 1 (3.33%) FindBugs
2 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Test Strategy
2 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 10 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Test Management
5 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.67%) Change Management
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) IFRS
2 1 (3.33%) MiFID
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) HP
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SAP