Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 157 143
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 48 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.90% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.94% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 25
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £316
90th Percentile £500 £540 £475
England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% -7.61% +19.48%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4169 5734 4870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.66% 95.28% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 3344 2859
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £209
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 186 324
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.55 £38.75 £39.45
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Birmingham +30 23 £450 +2.86% 1
Warwickshire +8 10 £463 +4.82%
Shropshire +34 3 £325 -18.75%
Coventry +16 3 £350 - 1
Solihull +18 2 £401 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 26 (54.17%) Test Strategy
2 17 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (18.75%) Finance
5 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (14.58%) Oracle
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (10.42%) Business Transformation
9 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
9 5 (10.42%) JIRA
9 5 (10.42%) Data Validation
9 5 (10.42%) Scrum
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.42%) Validation
9 5 (10.42%) ERP
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.33%) ISEB
10 4 (8.33%) Logistics
10 4 (8.33%) Change Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.08%) Confluence
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SMS
1 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
3 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
1 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Test Strategy
2 17 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Business Transformation
8 5 (10.42%) Data Validation
8 5 (10.42%) ERP
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
8 5 (10.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) Scala
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.08%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.08%) OpenView
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
3 2 (4.17%) Guidewire
3 2 (4.17%) Hitachi
3 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) Pega
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
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