Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Warwickshire during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 50 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 1.98% 1.32% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.42% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Warwickshire median daily rate £488 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% -22.50% +26.58%
10th Percentile £454 £322 £344
90th Percentile £500 £414 £688
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire. 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
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies in Warwickshire with a recognized job title 519 562 729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 92.89% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 325 469
Warwickshire median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £181 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £544
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 60
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.03% +89.15% -29.89%
10th Percentile £9.37 £17.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.63 £34.45 £40.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Warwickshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Warwickshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
Warwick +2 6 £500 +25.00% 2
Kenilworth -1 3 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £450 -
Test Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Warwickshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (27.27%) SaaS
4 3 (27.27%) Confluence
4 3 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
4 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 3 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Management
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) CCTV
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) DWDM
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 3 (27.27%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SNMP
2 2 (18.18%) DWDM
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) TestPartner
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) CCTV
1 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Management
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Network Management
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft