Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 133 131
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 36 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.05% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 37
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £364
90th Percentile £438 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,464 5,211 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.59% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,810 3,117 2,576
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 234 234
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.87% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.28 £37.03 £37.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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
Birmingham -8 14 £425 +6.25%
Warwickshire +7 10 £388 -12.43%
Coventry +13 4 - -
Shropshire +4 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
2 17 (47.22%) Test Management
3 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (27.78%) Banking
6 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (25.00%) CRM
7 8 (22.22%) ISEB
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.22%) Migration
7 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
8 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) SaaS
9 6 (16.67%) JIRA
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
10 5 (13.89%) Retail
10 5 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL
10 5 (13.89%) Matrix Management
10 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
11 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
11 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.11%) Coaching
11 4 (11.11%) ERP

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 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (27.78%) Banking
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
2 17 (47.22%) Test Management
3 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.00%) CRM
5 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (22.22%) Migration
6 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) Matrix Management
9 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Coaching
10 4 (11.11%) ERP
10 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
1 5 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Serena
4 1 (2.78%) SAP